Andrey (azangru) wrote,
Andrey
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Шрифты

...my single biggest complaint against Microsoft Office is that it contributes to an uglier world.

Don’t believe me? Consider the default typefaces: Times New Roman and Arial.

There is a reason that Times New Roman (as used by Word) and Arial are reviled. The one is a knock-off of a newspaper font meant for narrow columns, and the other is a Helvetica copy. In Word, they are used for the body and headings, respectively, and that is wrong. Using Times New Roman for body text results in way too many characters per line and makes the text more difficult to read. Using Arial with Times New Roman leads to a font-mismatch of epic proportions. Fonts have histories, personalities, and contexts and Arial and Times New Roman just don’t fit.


-- Rob Oakes

Я вообще как-то издавна привык к таймсу, но интересно: есть какие-нибудь кириллические шрифты, которые считаются вот прям хорошими? И предназначены не для узких газетных колонок, а для просторных книжных страниц?
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