Saturday, March 29, 2014

Garamond font saves ink

Using the General Services Administration's estimated annual cost of ink -- $467 million -- Suvir concluded that if the federal government used Garamond exclusively it could save nearly 30% -- or $136 million per year. An additional $234 million could be saved annually if state governments also jumped on board, he reported.

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You have to install Garamond, since it doesn't come by default on Windows.  Here is how it looks:

I usually use Times New Roman for everything.  I think Garamond has a very British feel to it, and check out the size of the tail on that Q.  Using different fonts can evoke a different mood.  So if you want to write about the 1950s there may be a different font to use than writing about the 1940s, kind off like architectural styles.  I may write more about this.

Update: This should appear as Garamond. That is, if you have the Garamond font installed.

The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over the Lazy Dog

And this as Century Gothic:

The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over the Lazy Dog

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