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Subject:RE: Good font combination story From:"McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com> To:"techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Wed, 19 May 2010 11:25:31 -0400
OK, according to the slightly-less-than-scientific
survey that is my inbox, we have a handful of font
whisperers on the list and... the rest of us.
Pretty much what I suspected.
Even when this company was tiny (35 people when I
joined) we had a corporate standard font, and I
just grabbed it and ran - we didn't do WebHelp in
those days, so the fonts saw actual use in books.
Since then, through a few rounds of being bought
by bigger companies, the mandated font selections
have changed a few times. I just say "Fine. Buy it
for me, or I'm using Helvetica." But mostly, as
somebody pointed out, since the bulk of my documentation
is now WebHelp, the font-selection is determined by
outside forces (what people's browsers support, in
various operating systems).
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