RE: Killing comic sans

Subject: RE: Killing comic sans
From: "Daniel Feiglin" <daniel_f -at- radwin -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 28 Nov 2010 08:38:35 +0200

My wife uses a very large Comic Sans font to produce page-size letters for kids to use while learning to write in English. The reason for her odd choice, is that it is the only font we could find which has a lower case "a" as you write it rather than this "a". She also wanted the lower case "t" without the twiddle on the bottom - again as you write it.

Can anyone suggest a more attractive sans font (closer to those we use day to day) to teach print style letters (not continuous script) for elementary handwriting?


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From: techwr-l-bounces+daniel_f=radwin -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+daniel_f=radwin -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Steven Jong
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Cc: Steven Jong
Subject: RE: Killing comic sans

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.

Ref: http://modernl.com/article/new-vista-fonts-and-the-web

-- Steve

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