Re: Font Selection Process (Was: Fonts used in print)

Subject: Re: Font Selection Process (Was: Fonts used in print)
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2002 09:59:25 -0800


Domaschuk, Rob wrote:


The fonts we use here at Datalogics are Frutiger and Sabon . I personally am
a big fan of Caslon.

Since you're the second poster to mention Caslon, I thought I'd mention an old adage among type-setters in Britain: "When in doubt, set your copy in Caslon." There are several versions of Caslon about, and almost any of them is high on my list of default fonts.


First of all, I look for... [snip]

A great summary of what to look for in a font.

About all I would add is that, if the work will be displayed on-line or faxed, you might want to look for a font whose strokes are very regular. Varying thicknesses of line often don't translate well into pixels.

For the same reason, serifs often don't render well on the screen or on a fax. An exception to this generality is slab serifs, such as Memphis or Joanna.


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