27 Replies Latest reply on Aug 5, 2008 10:44 AM by Newsgroup_User

    OT: Comedy for font lovers

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      Anybody who regularly works with fonts should get a good laugh out of this
      short video. (Have you ever wondered what a font would look like if it were
      a person...??)

      http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1823766


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        • 1. Re: OT: Comedy for font lovers
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          thanks, P@tty! that was awesome.

          P@tty Ayers ~ACE wrote:
          > Anybody who regularly works with fonts should get a good laugh out of
          > this short video. (Have you ever wondered what a font would look like if
          > it were a person...??)
          >
          > http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1823766
          >
          >
          • 2. Re: Comedy for font lovers
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            I can't believe nobody else checked this out? You don't believe me that it's
            closely related to design work and also very funny? You guys are no fun.


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            "P@tty Ayers ~ACE" <signup1REMOVE@ayersvirtualREMOVE.com> wrote in message
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            > Anybody who regularly works with fonts should get a good laugh out of this
            > short video. (Have you ever wondered what a font would look like if it
            > were a person...??)
            >
            > http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1823766
            >
            >
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            • 3. Re: OT: Comedy for font lovers
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              Hah...that was pretty funny.

              Apple scissors mailbox tree!

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              P@tty Ayers ~ACE wrote:
              > Anybody who regularly works with fonts should get a good laugh out of
              > this short video. (Have you ever wondered what a font would look like if
              > it were a person...??)
              >
              > http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1823766
              >
              >
              • 4. Re: OT: Comedy for font lovers
                Aaron_RH Level 1
                I love it! Mailbox...OPEN Mailbox!
                • 5. Re: OT: Comedy for font lovers
                  Level 7
                  Hee hee.. I always wondered what "Wide Latin" would look like if it were a
                  person!

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                  "Virginia Carter" <vcarter@carolinawebcreations.biz> wrote in message
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                  > Hah...that was pretty funny.
                  >
                  > Apple scissors mailbox tree!
                  >
                  > ========================
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                  > Carolina Web Creations
                  > carolinawebcreations.biz
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                  >
                  > P@tty Ayers ~ACE wrote:
                  >> Anybody who regularly works with fonts should get a good laugh out of
                  >> this short video. (Have you ever wondered what a font would look like if
                  >> it were a person...??)
                  >>
                  >> http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1823766
                  >>
                  • 6. Re: OT: Comedy for font lovers
                    Aaron_RH Level 1
                    Come to think of it, I hate Broadway, too. Does that make me a an arial narrow person? I wonder if there is one of those stupid online quizzes circulating around, "which font are you?"
                    • 7. Re: OT: Comedy for font lovers
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                      "Aaron RH" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                      > Come to think of it, I hate Broadway, too. Does that make me a an arial
                      > narrow person? I wonder if there is one of those stupid online quizzes
                      > circulating around, "which font are you?"

                      Maybe you should create it.. :-) I think my favorite part was the two old
                      codgers arguing, Baskerville Old Face and Bookman Old Style.. LOL.


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                      • 8. Re: OT: Comedy for font lovers
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                        I fell for Futura.

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                        "P@tty Ayers ~ACE" <signup1REMOVE@ayersvirtualREMOVE.com> wrote in message
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                        >
                        > "Aaron RH" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                        > news:g70036$p3f$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                        >> Come to think of it, I hate Broadway, too. Does that make me a an arial
                        >> narrow person? I wonder if there is one of those stupid online quizzes
                        >> circulating around, "which font are you?"
                        >
                        > Maybe you should create it.. :-) I think my favorite part was the two
                        > old codgers arguing, Baskerville Old Face and Bookman Old Style.. LOL.
                        >
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                        • 9. Re: OT: Comedy for font lovers
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                          Aaron RH wrote:
                          > Come to think of it, I hate Broadway, too. Does that make me a an arial narrow person? I wonder if there is one of those stupid online quizzes circulating around, "which font are you?"

                          http://www.quizilla.com/quizzes/970830/what-font-are-you-standard-fonts

                          I am Arial :(

                          Steve
                          • 10. Re: OT: Comedy for font lovers
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                            Maybe people should tell us their favourite fonts -?

                            Do they use the same for h1,h2,h3 headers etc,
                            <p>'s, td/th's, li's
                            etc etc etc :-))

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                            • 11. Re: OT: Comedy for font lovers
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                              Malcolm _ wrote:
                              > Maybe people should tell us their favourite fonts -?
                              >
                              > Do they use the same for h1,h2,h3 headers etc,
                              > <p>'s, td/th's, li's
                              > etc etc etc :-))

                              I use the one font across the entire site, which I use varies depending
                              on the project.

                              Steve
                              • 12. Re: OT: Comedy for font lovers
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                                On Tue, 05 Aug 2008 08:57:01 +0100, Dooza <doozadooza@gmail.com>
                                wrote:

                                >Malcolm _ wrote:
                                >> Maybe people should tell us their favourite fonts -?
                                >>
                                >> Do they use the same for h1,h2,h3 headers etc,
                                >> <p>'s, td/th's, li's
                                >> etc etc etc :-))
                                >
                                >I use the one font across the entire site, which I use varies depending
                                >on the project.
                                >
                                >Steve


                                I'd be interested in what fonts people use and how they decide.

                                I've stuck to the same fonts I used 5 or more years ago and wonder if
                                any of the more recent fonts have any merit.

                                I do NOT mean fonts that MS has introduced in Vista :-))



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                                • 13. Re: OT: Comedy for font lovers
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                                  Malcolm _ wrote:
                                  > I'd be interested in what fonts people use and how they decide.

                                  What do you use?

                                  > I've stuck to the same fonts I used 5 or more years ago and wonder if
                                  > any of the more recent fonts have any merit.

                                  Which fonts are the new ones you mention?

                                  > I do NOT mean fonts that MS has introduced in Vista :-))

                                  Don't have Vista, and hopefully never will, I will go for the next
                                  version of Windows, as XP works nicely for me.

                                  Steve
                                  • 14. Re: OT: Comedy for font lovers
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                                    I like the new "C" fonts very much. Especially Calibri.

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                                    "Dooza" <doozadooza@gmail.com> wrote in message
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                                    > Malcolm _ wrote:
                                    >> I'd be interested in what fonts people use and how they decide.
                                    >
                                    > What do you use?
                                    >
                                    >> I've stuck to the same fonts I used 5 or more years ago and wonder if
                                    >> any of the more recent fonts have any merit.
                                    >
                                    > Which fonts are the new ones you mention?
                                    >
                                    >> I do NOT mean fonts that MS has introduced in Vista :-))
                                    >
                                    > Don't have Vista, and hopefully never will, I will go for the next version
                                    > of Windows, as XP works nicely for me.
                                    >
                                    > Steve

                                    • 15. Re: OT: Comedy for font lovers
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                                      Murray *ACE* wrote:
                                      > I like the new "C" fonts very much. Especially Calibri.

                                      Its interesting that they have replaced Times New Roman with this font,
                                      it doesn't look that bad: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calibri
                                      • 16. Re: OT: Comedy for font lovers
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                                        I think it looks great. I've added it to my font families.

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                                        "Dooza" <doozadooza@gmail.com> wrote in message
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                                        > Murray *ACE* wrote:
                                        >> I like the new "C" fonts very much. Especially Calibri.
                                        >
                                        > Its interesting that they have replaced Times New Roman with this font, it
                                        > doesn't look that bad: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calibri

                                        • 17. Re: OT: Comedy for font lovers
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                                          On Tue, 5 Aug 2008 07:39:40 -0400, "Murray *ACE*"
                                          <forums@HAHAgreat-web-sights.com> wrote:

                                          >I like the new "C" fonts very much. Especially Calibri.


                                          Isn't that just on Vista ? or Office 2007 ?
                                          so not universal ??
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                                          • 18. Re: OT: Comedy for font lovers
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                                            It must be in Office because I have it on the Mac, too.

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                                            "Malcolm _" <malcom@mon.org> wrote in message
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                                            > On Tue, 5 Aug 2008 07:39:40 -0400, "Murray *ACE*"
                                            > <forums@HAHAgreat-web-sights.com> wrote:
                                            >
                                            >>I like the new "C" fonts very much. Especially Calibri.
                                            >
                                            >
                                            > Isn't that just on Vista ? or Office 2007 ?
                                            > so not universal ??
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                                            • 19. Re: OT: Comedy for font lovers
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                                              Murray *ACE* wrote:
                                              > It must be in Office because I have it on the Mac, too.

                                              From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calibri
                                              "It is distributed with Windows Vista, Microsoft Office 2007, Microsoft
                                              Office 2008 for Mac and Microsoft Office 2007 viewers and converters."

                                              I would use it with Arial as the next best option to fall back on.

                                              Steve

                                              • 20. Re: OT: Comedy for font lovers
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                                                Yep - that's how I specify it.

                                                Calibri,arial,helvetica,sans-serif.

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                                                "Dooza" <doozadooza@gmail.com> wrote in message
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                                                > Murray *ACE* wrote:
                                                >> It must be in Office because I have it on the Mac, too.
                                                >
                                                > From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calibri
                                                > "It is distributed with Windows Vista, Microsoft Office 2007, Microsoft
                                                > Office 2008 for Mac and Microsoft Office 2007 viewers and converters."
                                                >
                                                > I would use it with Arial as the next best option to fall back on.
                                                >
                                                > Steve
                                                >

                                                • 21. Re: OT: Comedy for font lovers
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                                                  Murray *ACE* wrote:
                                                  > Yep - that's how I specify it.
                                                  >
                                                  > Calibri,arial,helvetica,sans-serif.

                                                  If I had Calibri I would do this too... even though I have installed the
                                                  Office 2007 converter I don't appear to have the font. Its a commercial
                                                  one so i can't just go and download it... and we're not upgrading to
                                                  Office 2007 anytime soon. Oh well.

                                                  Steve
                                                  • 22. Re: OT: Comedy for font lovers
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                                                    On Tue, 05 Aug 2008 16:26:40 +0100, Dooza <doozadooza@gmail.com>
                                                    wrote:

                                                    >Murray *ACE* wrote:
                                                    >> Yep - that's how I specify it.
                                                    >>
                                                    >> Calibri,arial,helvetica,sans-serif.
                                                    >
                                                    >If I had Calibri I would do this too... even though I have installed the
                                                    >Office 2007 converter I don't appear to have the font. Its a commercial
                                                    >one so i can't just go and download it... and we're not upgrading to
                                                    >Office 2007 anytime soon. Oh well.
                                                    >
                                                    >Steve


                                                    I have the Office 2007 converter - and discovered I have Calibri too.

                                                    But as I know that a substantial proportion of regular visitors to a
                                                    couple of my sites don't have Office 2007 and are unlikely to have the
                                                    converter too, I see little point in using Calibri.

                                                    Sticking with Helvetica, Arial etc


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                                                    • 23. Re: OT: Comedy for font lovers
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                                                      Malcolm _ wrote:
                                                      > On Tue, 05 Aug 2008 16:26:40 +0100, Dooza <doozadooza@gmail.com>
                                                      > wrote:
                                                      >
                                                      >> Murray *ACE* wrote:
                                                      >>> Yep - that's how I specify it.
                                                      >>>
                                                      >>> Calibri,arial,helvetica,sans-serif.
                                                      >> If I had Calibri I would do this too... even though I have installed the
                                                      >> Office 2007 converter I don't appear to have the font. Its a commercial
                                                      >> one so i can't just go and download it... and we're not upgrading to
                                                      >> Office 2007 anytime soon. Oh well.
                                                      >>
                                                      >> Steve
                                                      >
                                                      >
                                                      > I have the Office 2007 converter - and discovered I have Calibri too.

                                                      Looks like this computer didn't have it installed, it now does :)

                                                      > But as I know that a substantial proportion of regular visitors to a
                                                      > couple of my sites don't have Office 2007 and are unlikely to have the
                                                      > converter too, I see little point in using Calibri.
                                                      >
                                                      > Sticking with Helvetica, Arial etc

                                                      Yup, kinda agree, but using those as your fail over will cure it. Sooner
                                                      or later more and more people will have Calibri, so I don't see what
                                                      harm it does.

                                                      Steve
                                                      • 24. Re: OT: Comedy for font lovers
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                                                        Does no harm, and makes your pages look exceptionally sharp when it's used!
                                                        8)

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                                                        "Dooza" <doozadooza@gmail.com> wrote in message
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                                                        > Malcolm _ wrote:
                                                        >> On Tue, 05 Aug 2008 16:26:40 +0100, Dooza <doozadooza@gmail.com>
                                                        >> wrote:
                                                        >>
                                                        >>> Murray *ACE* wrote:
                                                        >>>> Yep - that's how I specify it.
                                                        >>>>
                                                        >>>> Calibri,arial,helvetica,sans-serif.
                                                        >>> If I had Calibri I would do this too... even though I have installed the
                                                        >>> Office 2007 converter I don't appear to have the font. Its a commercial
                                                        >>> one so i can't just go and download it... and we're not upgrading to
                                                        >>> Office 2007 anytime soon. Oh well.
                                                        >>>
                                                        >>> Steve
                                                        >>
                                                        >>
                                                        >> I have the Office 2007 converter - and discovered I have Calibri too.
                                                        >
                                                        > Looks like this computer didn't have it installed, it now does :)
                                                        >
                                                        >> But as I know that a substantial proportion of regular visitors to a
                                                        >> couple of my sites don't have Office 2007 and are unlikely to have the
                                                        >> converter too, I see little point in using Calibri.
                                                        >>
                                                        >> Sticking with Helvetica, Arial etc
                                                        >
                                                        > Yup, kinda agree, but using those as your fail over will cure it. Sooner
                                                        > or later more and more people will have Calibri, so I don't see what harm
                                                        > it does.
                                                        >
                                                        > Steve

                                                        • 25. Re: OT: Comedy for font lovers
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                                                          On Tue, 05 Aug 2008 16:26:40 +0100, Dooza <doozadooza@gmail.com>
                                                          wrote:

                                                          >Murray *ACE* wrote:
                                                          >> Yep - that's how I specify it.
                                                          >>
                                                          >> Calibri,arial,helvetica,sans-serif.
                                                          >
                                                          >If I had Calibri I would do this too... even though I have installed the
                                                          >Office 2007 converter I don't appear to have the font. Its a commercial
                                                          >one so i can't just go and download it... and we're not upgrading to
                                                          >Office 2007 anytime soon. Oh well.
                                                          >
                                                          >Steve


                                                          Really? My understanding was that installing the Office Converter
                                                          also installed the fonts:

                                                          http://labnol.blogspot.com/2007/03/download-windows-vista-fonts-legally.html

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                                                          • 26. Re: OT: Comedy for font lovers
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                                                            Win Day wrote:
                                                            > On Tue, 05 Aug 2008 16:26:40 +0100, Dooza <doozadooza@gmail.com>
                                                            > wrote:
                                                            >
                                                            >> Murray *ACE* wrote:
                                                            >>> Yep - that's how I specify it.
                                                            >>>
                                                            >>> Calibri,arial,helvetica,sans-serif.
                                                            >> If I had Calibri I would do this too... even though I have installed the
                                                            >> Office 2007 converter I don't appear to have the font. Its a commercial
                                                            >> one so i can't just go and download it... and we're not upgrading to
                                                            >> Office 2007 anytime soon. Oh well.
                                                            >>
                                                            >> Steve
                                                            >
                                                            >
                                                            > Really? My understanding was that installing the Office Converter
                                                            > also installed the fonts:

                                                            I was mistaken, I thought I had previously installed it on this
                                                            computer, looks like I was wrong, and had installed it on a different
                                                            one. Its all good now.

                                                            Steve
                                                            • 27. Re: OT: Comedy for font lovers
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                                                              .oO(Malcolm _)

                                                              >Maybe people should tell us their favourite fonts -?

                                                              font-family: "Trebuchet MS", Arial, Verdana, sans-serif

                                                              >Do they use the same for h1,h2,h3 headers etc,
                                                              ><p>'s, td/th's, li's
                                                              >etc etc etc :-))

                                                              Usually, but on some sites I use Georgia for headings.

                                                              Micha