Re: Font use

Subject: Re: Font use
From: Gary Schnabl <gSchnabl -at- LivernoisYards -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 08 Feb 2010 20:49:21 -0500

On 2/8/2010 8:08 PM, Sarah Stegall wrote:
> I downloaded and tested this font. It looks great on screen and when
> printed, but Adobe Acrobat absolutely chokes on it. It renders it very
> badly--bad spacing, poor letter formation. I tweaked every Distiller
> setting I could find, to no avail. Since most of my docs are delivered
> as PDFs, that makes Inconsolata unusable, despite its good looks.
> Sarah
> -----Original Message-----
> From: techwr-l-bounces+sstegall=bivio -dot- net -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+sstegall=bivio -dot- net -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On
> Behalf Of David Neeley
> Sent: Friday, February 05, 2010 2:06 AM
> Subject: Font use
> [snip]
> One fairly recent monospaced font for this purpose seems quite good:
> Inconsolata. If you don't already have it, it is available as a free
> download from many font sites. (Too many people use Courier or one of
> its variations. Unfortunately, it has some major deficiencies--such as
> potential confusion between lowercase "l" and the number 1.)

I recently laid out a 540-page (A4) text--a Cisco CCNA exam guide--that
used Inconsolata-dz for all its coding using FrameMaker and Acrobat Pro
without any problem. It is my normal monospaced typeface.


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