Re: Typeface Info

Subject: Re: Typeface Info
From: Richard Irvine <ricirv -at- PANDANUS -dot- NTU -dot- EDU -dot- AU>
Date: Fri, 5 Nov 1993 09:50:41 +0000

>trying to convince people at my company (non-writers, that is) that New York
>and Geneva are not appropriate faces to use with laserprinters. And that
>there's a world beyond Palatino. arrgh.

The best way I found to convince people not to use New York and Geneva
with laser printers is to show them the font substitution check box in the
print dialogue box. (Pre LaserWriter 8 driver anyway) If this is checked,
which it is by default, Times is substituted for New York and Helvetica for
Geneva. Unfortunately you get Times with NewYork spacing and Helvetica with
Geneva spacing.

The point is that what they see off the printer is in fact Times and
Helvetica. The mistake occurs because the fonts with city names are
specifically designed for 72dpi, the resolution of the screen and the
Imagewriter, and therefore always appear cleaner on the screen. Trying to
convince people that what you see on the screen should not be used as a
test of readability is never easy.

Richard Irvine
Institute of TAFE
Northern Territory University
Box 40146 _*-_/\
Casuarina / \
NT Australia 0811 \ _---__ /
Phone: (international) 61 89 466932 V
Fax: 61 89 270612
e-mail: ricirv -at- pandanus -dot- ntu -dot- edu -dot- au
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