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mipadi
This site uses Arial all over the place. But Arial is a cheap bastard font. Helvetica is much, much prettier. CreateBlog's stylesheet should prefer Helvetica over Arial.
Joanne
I like Helvetica more too. =]
karmakiller
Arial is still better than verdana. For some reason I don't have helvetica on my computer...
Gigi
Helvetica is expensive.
mipadi
Comes for free with Macs. Nyeh.
paperplane
Why would anyone pay for a font?
rnicron
QUOTE(mipadi @ Sep 17 2008, 09:19 PM) *
Comes for free with Macs. Nyeh.
yes, it does.

helvetica is what we used to label all of our papers in my graphic design class.
Joanne
^ Yeah, my prof and TA are requiring us to use Helvetica for our assignments in my Graphic Design course. Sucks Windows users like me.
paperplane
Pirate it? I might right now, because I'm intrigued by this amazing font...
Joanne
After scrambling to find someone with a computer that has Helvetica (and failing), I downloaded it. I didn't find too many 'good' torrents though...
paperplane
private trackers ftw!
Gigi
QUOTE(mipadi @ Sep 17 2008, 07:19 PM) *
Comes for free with Macs. Nyeh.

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You'd pay for a font if you don't want the watered-down pirated version of Helvetica, where it's probably named something lame like...Telvetica. I'm not taking graphic design so seeing Verdana around the forums isn't really pissing me off that much. =p

What really pisses me off, though, is when people change the font of their posts to something tiny and unreadable, or serif.
Joanne
Or changing the alignment to center! WHY?!
paperplane
That's why it's worth while to be invited to private trackers. The quality's much higher. I have no idea why you would ever find a watered down version of something like that? I don't actually know why I'm talking about this; the idea of paying for a font just seems absurd.
Gigi
There are a ton of font-fakers out there - ew!

The only way I would justify paying for a font is if I was using it for commercial purposes.
gelionie
I really hated Arial a few years ago...
and now I'm so used to seeing the font being used everywhere I don't feel it any more. mellow.gif
mipadi
QUOTE(Gigi @ Sep 18 2008, 12:24 AM) *
You'd pay for a font if you don't want the watered-down pirated version of Helvetica

You mean...Arial? rofl1.gif
Gigi
^ LOL


Do it.
Joanne
I got 6/10... I thought I could tell. =(
paperplane
Failing to see how that font is any prettier.

I got a 6/10 too, but I'd never actually seen (or been aware of seeing Helvetica) before.
Joanne
I only got 9/10 after reading the article on how to tell the difference. Damn that APPLE!

Even though I couldn't really tell the difference, I still like Helvetica more. And I never could have (or... I guess wanted to) handed in a paper with Arial font before, but I totally could have with Helvetica. =\
Gigi
When I see Helvetica, I think JPod.

I don't really see how Helvetica is nicer either. It's probably just a Mac-user/graphic designer snobby preference, lol.
Joanne
Maybe it's if it was a huge body of text you'd be able to tell the difference in prettiness? Hmm... I'm going to go try that now.


Edit: Never mind, I can't do it. Turns out the one I downloaded looks way uglier on Word than on InDesign.
Gigi
^ Is that possible?
Joanne
I don't know, it's weird... the font looked really nice when I used it for InDesign, but it looks about ten times uglier and pixelated on Word. WTF?!
Gigi
Oh yeah InDesign and other Adobe things tend to anti-alias font. Word = gross.
gelionie
I got 3/10 though I read a similar article before.
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I would choose a dozen other sans-serif fonts BEFORE I would even consider Helvetica.
mipadi
QUOTE(gelionie @ Sep 18 2008, 04:40 AM) *
I would choose a dozen other sans-serif fonts BEFORE I would even consider Helvetica.

But if you have to use Arial or Helvetica (as this site already does), Helvetica is clearly the better choice!
Tomates
i think arial fits here better and to me its more neat.
karmakiller
I don't think I'd notice much difference. shrug.gif But if it was someone writing in small neon font, I probably wouldn't read the post. As long as no one does that, or types in a way like prince did... I don't care what font they use.
rnicron
QUOTE(Tomates @ Sep 18 2008, 03:53 PM) *
i think arial fits here better and to me its more neat.
you're kidding, right?
firechild
Just use times new roman or helvetica
Joanne
Times New Roman? I don't like serif fonts for forums... they're just too proper.
gelionie
QUOTE(mipadi @ Sep 19 2008, 06:31 AM) *
But if you have to use Arial or Helvetica (as this site already does), Helvetica is clearly the better choice!

True. Helvetica needs to be more 'widespread' though.
Us, PC users don't have much choice. ermm.gif
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