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by , 21st September 2012 at 05:15 AM (445 Views)
Or, "Who the Fuck Named These Fonts?!"

It's...I don't even know anymore, alright? I don't know why I do this, but I do.

Arial Font Family


Book Antiqua


Century Gothic


Comic Sans


Courier New
This font would look really good in a newspaper, don't you think?

Quote Originally Posted by Wikipedia's article on the Courier typeface
As a monospaced font, in the 1990s, it found renewed use in the electronic world in situations where columns of characters must be consistently aligned. It has also become an industry standard for all screenplays to be written in 12 point Courier or a close variant. 12 point Courier New was also the U.S. State Department's standard typeface until January 2004, when it was replaced with 14 point Times New Roman. Reasons for the change included the desire for a more "modern" and "legible" font.


tl;dr: it's boring but dependable. It's the Hank Hill of fonts.


Fixedsys
Okay, who the fuck named this font? It's the whole reason I thought this blog up.

Quote Originally Posted by Wikipedia
The name means fixed system, although it is often pronounced "fixed size"[
I like how the article isn't written in this font. Anyway, they should just call it Fixed Sizes, because that's less stupid than Fixedsys.



This font is butt-fugly, too. It's like the stereotypical old-school game font, but lamer.

Franklin Gothic Medium
Not too bad, but nothing particularly memorable. It really reminds me of the Addams Family, probably because it contains the words Gothic and Medium (as in, a person who channels the dead.)

Franklin Gothic and its related faces are realist sans-serif typefaces originated by Morris Fuller Benton (1872–1948) in 1902. “Gothic” is an increasingly archaic term meaning sans-serif. Franklin Gothic has been used in many advertisements and headlines in newspapers. The typeface continues to maintain a high profile, appearing in a variety of media from books to billboards. Despite a period of eclipse in the 1930s, after the introduction of European faces like Kabel and Futura, they were re-discovered by American designers in the 1940s and have remained popular ever since.


I'll do more fonts later, maybe. God, so many of them have dumbass names. If I named a font, it'd be called The Real You, or What Was Missing.

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  1. Ranger Jack Walker's Avatar
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    IMPACT IS THE BEST!
  2. TheMissingno.'s Avatar
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    I think Microsoft and Apple people named the fonts.
  3. Karamazov's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMissingno.
    I think Microsoft and Apple people named the fonts.
    They chose awful names!
  4. TheMissingno.'s Avatar
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    You should call up Steve Jobs and Bill Gates and let them know.
  5. SharKing's Avatar
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    I thought Steve Jobs was dead.
  6. Karamazov's Avatar
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    I'm sorry I can't just contact a dead person from a completely different country.
  7. TheMissingno.'s Avatar
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    I think this calls for a seance.
  8. Winterdaze's Avatar
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    The Real You, or What Was Missing
    You'd name them after Adventure Time episode titles? Better than Shaniqua.

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