Comic Sans

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Your opinion on the usage of Comic Sans for an intended audience of non-children:

That's cool, I like it.
18
7%
It's fine, I guess.
46
17%
Please don't.
200
76%
 
Total votes: 264

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Re: Comic Sans

Postby flying sheep » Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:56 am UTC

one of the first things i do if i set up a windows computer is deleting comic sans.

it’s not the font which is terrible (it fullfills it’s purpose as children-fun-font), but it’s over- and misuse.
i mean: when i walk down a street and count every shop which has comic sans visible from the outside, i end up with 50% of the shops!

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Re: Comic Sans

Postby The EGE » Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:38 am UTC

Magnanimous wrote:Also, if you haven't heard about this already: Avatar uses Papyrus (It makes me die a little inside)


Firefly and Serenity also used Papyrus. Don't diss.
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Re: Comic Sans

Postby Magnanimous » Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:57 am UTC

The EGE wrote:
Magnanimous wrote:Also, if you haven't heard about this already: Avatar uses Papyrus (It makes me die a little inside)


Firefly and Serenity also used Papyrus. Don't diss.

Firefly and Serenity didn't cost $400 million. =/ Good point, though.

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Re: Comic Sans

Postby b.i.o » Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:57 pm UTC

The EGE wrote:
Magnanimous wrote:Also, if you haven't heard about this already: Avatar uses Papyrus (It makes me die a little inside)


Firefly and Serenity also used Papyrus. Don't diss.

Firefly was released in 2002, Serenity in 2005. Avatar in 2009. The problem with Papyrus is that it's gratuitously overused, and becoming more so with time.

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Re: Comic Sans

Postby tastelikecoke » Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:34 pm UTC

I still but wonder what font does those scanlators use in those manga.

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Which is lamer: Comic Sans MS or Papyrus

Postby ZeroSkulleton » Mon May 10, 2010 3:54 am UTC

Comic Sans MS is often regarded as the lamest, most overused and overrated font.

But xkcd does not support Papyrus either.


So which font is the true lowest of the low?
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Re: Comic Sans

Postby djfly » Tue Jun 29, 2010 7:33 pm UTC

ZeroSkulleton wrote:So which font is the true lowest of the low?
DEBATE NOW!


1) All of the "cursive" fonts. I remember in the Win 3.11 days, when many people used wordpad, I seem to remember a cursive font that got used CONSTANTLY. I find it hard enough to read cursive handwriting, never mind the computer generated ones. (I know there are still cursive fonts, I just haven't seen them used in years)
2) All the "fancy" fonts (any font that doesn't look like typewriter typeface: Comic, Papyrus, etc)
3) All serif fonts (I dislike the tails, I find them harder to read, especially when tired)
4) All non-fixed-width fonts (can you imagine what code would look like if you used Arial rather than Courier New?)

On this machine (some generic install of Windows XP) I can tolerate the following (Of this list I prefer Fixedsys, but its stuck at 9pt, so I typically use Terminal instead):

Terminal
Fixedsys
Lucida Sans Typewriter
Courier New
Miriam Fixed
Lucida Console

One of these days I'm going to have to sit down and make a new font that I can handle looking at...
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Re: Comic Sans

Postby hotaru » Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:13 am UTC

djfly wrote:1) All of the "cursive" fonts. I remember in the Win 3.11 days, when many people used wordpad, I seem to remember a cursive font that got used CONSTANTLY. I find it hard enough to read cursive handwriting, never mind the computer generated ones. (I know there are still cursive fonts, I just haven't seen them used in years)

𝓉𝒽𝒶𝓃𝓀𝓈 𝓉ℴ 𝓊𝓃𝒾𝒸ℴ𝒹ℯ, 𝓎ℴ𝓊 𝒹ℴ𝓃'𝓉 𝓃ℯℯ𝒹 𝒶 𝓈𝓅ℯ𝒸𝒾𝒶𝓁 𝒻ℴ𝓃𝓉 𝒻ℴ𝓇 𝓉𝒽𝒶𝓉 𝒶𝓃𝓎𝓂ℴ𝓇ℯ.
𝖄𝕺𝖀 𝕮𝕬𝕹 𝕰𝖁𝕰𝕹 𝖂𝕽𝕴𝕿𝕰 𝕷𝕴𝕶𝕰 𝕿𝕳𝕴𝕾 𝕬𝕹𝕯 𝕸𝕬𝕶𝕰 𝕿𝕳𝕴𝕹𝕲𝕾 𝕽𝕰𝕬𝕷𝕷𝖄 𝕳𝕬𝕽𝕯 𝕿𝕺 𝕽𝕰𝕬𝕯!

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Re: Comic Sans

Postby cjmcjmcjmcjm » Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:56 am UTC

hotaru wrote:
djfly wrote:1) All of the "cursive" fonts. I remember in the Win 3.11 days, when many people used wordpad, I seem to remember a cursive font that got used CONSTANTLY. I find it hard enough to read cursive handwriting, never mind the computer generated ones. (I know there are still cursive fonts, I just haven't seen them used in years)

𝓉𝒽𝒶𝓃𝓀𝓈 𝓉ℴ 𝓊𝓃𝒾𝒸ℴ𝒹ℯ, 𝓎ℴ𝓊 𝒹ℴ𝓃'𝓉 𝓃ℯℯ𝒹 𝒶 𝓈𝓅ℯ𝒸𝒾𝒶𝓁 𝒻ℴ𝓃𝓉 𝒻ℴ𝓇 𝓉𝒽𝒶𝓉 𝒶𝓃𝓎𝓂ℴ𝓇ℯ.
𝖄𝕺𝖀 𝕮𝕬𝕹 𝕰𝖁𝕰𝕹 𝖂𝕽𝕴𝕿𝕰 𝕷𝕴𝕶𝕰 𝕿𝕳𝕴𝕾 𝕬𝕹𝕯 𝕸𝕬𝕶𝕰 𝕿𝕳𝕴𝕹𝕲𝕾 𝕽𝕰𝕬𝕷𝕷𝖄 𝕳𝕬𝕽𝕯 𝕿𝕺 𝕽𝕰𝕬𝕯!

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Re: Comic Sans

Postby Amnesiasoft » Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:16 am UTC

djfly wrote:3) All serif fonts (I dislike the tails, I find them harder to read, especially when tired)

They are indeed harder to read on displays, but easier to read on paper.

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Re: Comic Sans

Postby You, sir, name? » Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:14 am UTC

Amnesiasoft wrote:
djfly wrote:3) All serif fonts (I dislike the tails, I find them harder to read, especially when tired)

They are indeed harder to read on displays, but easier to read on paper.


It seems to mostly boil down to typesetting though. Text in webbrowsers, and most GUI widgets appear to be typeset by howler monkeys, while say LaTeX is fully capable of generating quite readable seriffed text.
I edit my posts a lot and sometimes the words wrong order words appear in sentences get messed up.

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Re: Comic Sans

Postby 0xBADFEED » Wed Jun 30, 2010 2:04 pm UTC

You, sir, name? wrote:It seems to mostly boil down to typesetting though. Text in webbrowsers, and most GUI widgets appear to be typeset by howler monkeys, while say LaTeX is fully capable of generating quite readable seriffed text.

To really get decent looking serifed fonts you also need to do things like replace "ffi", "ff", "fl" etc. with ligatures. Without ligatures these letter combinations tend to look quite bad in serifed fonts. So now you've actually changed the content of the text, which is fine for type-setting but it's unclear if this is really desirable for something like a webpage.

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Re: Comic Sans

Postby flying sheep » Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:43 pm UTC

firefox uses ligatures automatically.

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Re: Comic Sans

Postby You, sir, name? » Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:04 pm UTC

flying sheep wrote:firefox uses ligatures automatically.


Firefox has support for kerning and ligatures, but uses them quite sparsely by default.
I edit my posts a lot and sometimes the words wrong order words appear in sentences get messed up.

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Re: Comic Sans

Postby 0xBADFEED » Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:24 pm UTC

You, sir, name? wrote:
flying sheep wrote:firefox uses ligatures automatically.

Firefox has support for kerning and ligatures, but uses them quite sparsely by default.

Ah OK. I didn't know it had ligature support.

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Re: Comic Sans

Postby Mazuku » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:38 pm UTC

The main proplem is that most people only use the fonts that came with whatever Windows OS their computer came with and that means that fonts such as Comic Sans MS will tend to end up way over used.

I, myself have downloads many different fonts including the many different Komika fonts for whatever suits the occassion.

If I do have to use a Mircosoft font, Trebuchet MS is pretty good and nowhere nearly as uverused as many of the MS fonts people have access to.

The one good thing about Comic Sans is that it's easier for dyslexics to read but non-the-less there are nicer dyslexic-friendly fonts out there, people should download those instead.

As a side note, Mircosoft should have released way more fonts with their software including more fancy and comic style fonts.
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Re: Comic Sans

Postby Mr. Burke » Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:45 am UTC

Ah, Splurge is superior.

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Re: Comic Sans

Postby Giant Speck » Mon Sep 20, 2010 1:14 am UTC

You, sir, name? wrote:
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Oddly enough, that doesn't look all that bad. In fact, I find it more irritating that all the text isn't the same font.
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