Saturday, March 29, 2014

Why I don't like Serif fonts

There are a lot of fonts out there.  How do you narrow them down?  First, although most Serif fonts look better, they suffer from a fatal flaw - the lower case l's look just like 1's.  The Sans-Serif fonts do not have this problem, but some of the monospace fonts, like Courier do.

The Georgia font does a better job in this regard, since the 1's are much shorter.  But I don't like the shorter 1.  And all the rest of them are screwed up. 

So I henceforth ban Courier and Times New Roman from use on this blog. For the moment, my default font is Trebuchet.

Just to make this clear, this is Courier, mixing up the 1's and l's.

And this is Times New Roman, mixing up the 1's and l's.

Didn't anybody think of this when designing the fonts?

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