RE: Good font combination story

Subject: RE: Good font combination story
From: Claire Philpott <cphilpott -at- ppf -dot- com -dot- cy>
To: voxwoman <voxwoman -at- gmail -dot- com>, "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 20 May 2010 11:31:04 +0000

Hmmm...

I must be a font Whisperer I got 19 out of 20.


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Sent: 19 May 2010 18:42
To: McLauchlan, Kevin
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Subject: Re: Good font combination story

I guess it's time for this Helvetica vs. Arial quiz:
http://www.ironicsans.com/helvarialquiz/

There is a huge amount to know about typography and an entire lexicon of
obscure words associated with it, too. Almost as bad as sailing ship
vocabulary.

-Wendy


On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 11:25 AM, McLauchlan, Kevin <
Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com> wrote:

>
> 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).
>
> - Kevin
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References:
Good font combination story: From: Ed
RE: Good font combination story: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Re: Good font combination story: From: Mike Starr
RE: Good font combination story: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Re: Good font combination story: From: voxwoman

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