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edricarica  ·  352 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How a Microsoft font brought down Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

I fricking love fonts so much. Have you ever seen the documentary Helvetica?

ThatFanficGuy  ·  352 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I have to be honest with you:

It sounds interesting, and I have a certain knack for typography, but it's likely that I won't be able to devote it time even if I wanted to.

johnnyFive  ·  352 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I do too, and I have, although it's been awhile.

When I was in private practice (as a lawyer), I got hooked on Bembo for all of my non-court stuff. Sadly court submissions were pretty limited; Times New Roman was pretty much what everyone used, while the appellate courts in my state required it, Courier, Arial, or Verdana. It made me sad every time.

edricarica  ·  352 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'd never come across Bembo, and just looked it up and it is very pleasing. Extremely comforting, somehow, like a museum. I then investigated and the National Gallery in London (where I spent hours as a kid) uses it for its publications, so perhaps that's why I find it soothing. I like Gill Sans for similar reasons (London tube map).

Most of the writing I do is film scripts, which is even more restrictive than appellate courts: only courier allowed! I kind of love courier though, in a gross way. There's something honest about it.

johnnyFive  ·  352 days ago  ·  link  ·  

True enough. Have you seen Courier Prime?