What’s Your Favourite Font?

May 21, 2007

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Related link:
Times New Roman: End of an era
Helvetica: Celebrating Golden Jubilee

37 Responses to “What’s Your Favourite Font?”

  1. Veena Says:

    Lucida Sans mostly for documents!
    Arial is set as default..

    Actually I am not so well versed with the names, some are really lovely…

    Is there anything like fonts used mostly my men/women, different zodiacs etc.,? Just asking.. nothing official anyway!

  2. rk Says:

    Veena,
    Lucida Sans is very readable at all sizes throughout a wide range of professional documents. Apt for office correspondence.

    Fonts can be depicted as feminine and masculine, among other traits. Feminine fonts can be described as fine, serifed, sleek, and elegant while masculine fonts can be characterized as being blocky and bold.

    Afaik, most empirical research concerning fonts focuses on the legibility or readability. Like humans, each font has a personality of its own. Typographers and designers are often interested in the typeface personality or “typographic allusion” which refers to “the capacity of a typestyle to connote meaning over and above the primary meaning which is linguistically conveyed by words” (Lewis & Walker, 1989, p. 243).

  3. pArijAta Says:

    I use Times New Roman mostly, but I love the curves and slants in Monotype corsiva.

  4. Stephen Says:

    trebuchet

    Then helvetica, and 3rd is Arial. Clean and simple. Readability is the key.

    Nice post.
    Cheers
    Steve


  5. WingDings!!! I have spent many days just converting a para into wingding and back!

  6. Vijay Says:

    Trebuchet, size 10

  7. Vani Says:

    My list:

    1. Verdana – Size 10
    2. Tahoma – Size 10
    3. Trebuchet – Size 10

    I am bugged of Times….and Arial is something I have never liked.

  8. Shruthi Says:

    Trebuchet
    Verdana
    Tahoma

    All in size 12🙂

    Vani, same choice in different order – wow!🙂

  9. Pratap Says:

    Ariel Rounded
    Trebuchet
    Verdana
    Times New Roman

  10. decemberstud Says:

    Times New Roman, Verdana and Courier New is what I use most of the times.

    Wingdings, huh ? LOL

  11. some body Says:

    regurgitating some old comments on this blog!🙂

  12. rk Says:

    thanks all.

    sb,
    thanks for making us regurgitate to the post on TIMES NEW ROMAN.

  13. Mridula Says:

    I use the boring Times New Roman almost always! There was something about fonts on BBC website too recently. Did you see that?


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  15. usha Says:

    Montoype corsiva is my all time fav.

    Georgia, Lucidasans, Verdana for correspondence.

    Comic sans is another favourite of mine.

    Times -Arial for official😦

  16. rk Says:

    mridula,
    you are one among the TNR loyalists!
    what a coincidence that i just posted an article on Helvetica mentioning about the fantastic BBC write-up!🙂

    usha,
    you have variety there! nice to know you like georgia.

  17. kishore kumar Says:

    I love Swizz family & Futura family

  18. Satish.G Says:

    Verdana is my favourite font.
    While designing the webpages i will choose verdana for content
    creation. For corporate sites i will use Verdana for menu navigation. I feel which is more readable and best.
    For jazzy & funky kind of design i will create my own font.
    Because i love giving unique appearence for letters.

  19. Senthil Says:

    I am very much interested in Interstate Font,

    Its very rare font at the same time, we can use for all purposes. Not only for Brochure, and Desktop work,

    It is for major part of reading and catchable font…………………….

    Thanks

  20. rk Says:

    kishore, satish & senthil,
    thanks for your comments.

    Futura: based loosely on the simple forms of circle, triangle and square. Modern and legible font.

    Swiss: inspired by Helvetica!

    Verdana: designed to be readable at small sizes on a computer screen. similar to Frutiger.

    Interstate: exceptional legibility. clean, simple and easy on the eyes, few jobs are outside the range of Interstate. the typeface lends itself particularly well for newspaper, magazine and online use.

  21. Suma Says:

    My favorite fonts list is based on the products I work on. To list a few…Century School Book, Georgia, Optima, Kaufman and last but not least Helvetica….

    RK, a good post on Fonts & about fonts…..thnx for the info

  22. varun Says:

    comic sans ms and impact

  23. subratha Says:

    tahoma

  24. Rajesh Says:

    Helvetica

  25. Sanjay M Says:

    Approx in order of preference: Verdana, Tahoma, Arial, Futura.

    Usually I like Monotype Corsiva for any poetic wordings / greetings, Vivaldi is good as well but Corsiva makes for better readability.

    For some reason I don’t like Times New Roman🙂 probably because its been my first ever font since I started with comps, and got bored of it!

  26. gopi Says:

    optima
    garamond
    palatino
    monotype corsiva
    kids

  27. srinivas Says:

    garamond
    helvetica
    vivaldi
    goudy
    swiss 721
    lucida handwriting
    zapf chancery

  28. devaraja Says:

    verdana

  29. purohit Says:

    i prefer shelly allegro script. other favourites are expert sans,
    palatino, zapf chancery.

  30. seena Says:

    * souvenir
    * boulevard
    * medici script
    * gill sans


  31. Humanist Family Typefaces

  32. rk Says:

    once again, thanks all for sharing your fav. font list with everyone here.

  33. bachodi Says:

    Verdana always 😉
    From official letters to love letters everywhere Verdana

  34. jagan Says:

    I like Gill Sans, Comic Sans and Present.

  35. silkboard Says:

    Verdana for me as well.

    BTW, RK, thanks for the wish that day!

  36. Dmitri Says:

    Myriad for sans-serif, ITC New Baskerville for serif

  37. Chanchala Says:

    Georgia

    My favourite font


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