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Subject:RE: Killing comic sans From:Steven Jong <stevefjong -at- comcast -dot- net> To:techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com Date:Fri, 26 Nov 2010 14:00:42 -0500
I saw a technical tutorial once that was set in Comic Sans. I think the writer thought the font was friendly and informal, but to me the font choice completely undermined the credibility of the document.
A 2007 post by Stuart Brown on his blog Modern Life discussed the Vista "C" fonts (Cambria, Calibri, Candara. Constantia, Corbel, and Consolas). I am taken by Consolas, which is a fixed-width font designed to replace Courier New--and about time, I say. It gets my vote.
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