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It's like the classy man's Arial.
Yeah, all of our corporate stuff uses Calibri now.
Also, this thread. Wow.
Cambria, I'll never know.
Needs to be sans based (no edge bits).
Calibri (Body) 11
Arial 100% of the time. Nothing else will ever come close. Calirbri is a passing fad.
Arial is held in disregard by many professional typographers and type enthusiasts, for reasons relating to its similarity to other typefaces and the involvement of Microsoft in its development and distribution. It is reinforced by Arial's apparent status as a de facto Helvetica stand-in, but without paying royalties, or credit, to Helvetica. Arial's glyph widths are nearly identical to those of Helvetica, rather than Monotype Grotesque, on which Arial is otherwise based. "But to an experienced designer," writes typographer Mark Simonson, using Arial "was like asking for Jimmy Stewart and getting Rich Little." At the same time, there are a number of fonts which are direct copies of Helvetica that several type manufacturers have created, including Triumvirate, Helios, Megaron, and Newton.
In 2005, Robin Nicholas was asked, before bringing up the subject of Arial, how far he would compromise his artistic principles for money. Nicholas responded that he would never just recreate an existing font, and the only areas where he would take a stand are "those where there would be legal problems; somebody wanting us to make a typeface that's clearly a corruption of somebody else's typeface."
I've never seen Helvetica on a computer I've used. Must be MEGA expensive.
But Microsoft have never licensed it, they just got Arial knocked up instead.
Can usually tell the difference.
Type copying is pretty common, there's only so many things you can do with letters especially if you're trying to make a clear, simple sans font. I don't particularly like Helvetica, but it was the original, so credit where it's due.
but, you know, what they did is essentially exactly what Open Office have done in order to be able to read MS spreadsheets and save in that format, but apparently those guys are all about FREEDOM OF SPEECH or some bullshit. :D
I'm sticking with TNR.
The lower case g is a beautiful thing.
I'm going to get this wrong now and get corrected, but I read in Just My Type that the designer of Calibri was told he had a large corporate client who wanted a new, clean font, and he designed it and submitted it according to the brief but not knowing what it was for. It was only when Windows 2007 was released, with Calibri as the Word standard instead of TNR, that he realised it was Microsoft and his new font was set to become one of the most visible in the world.
AND THE BRACKETS ARE ACTUALLY PART OF HIS NAME.
Oh fuck, I change my mind then.
I hate all fonts
That's too small and too obvious.
Where's the flair?
It looks so good. It doesn't take up space, it's always neat, it isn't too crazy, anyone can read it. I'll ride it into battle for all time
I think I'm obsessed with typefaces / fonts / whatever.
Think it looks a bit naff myself.
Much too popular now.
But I'm coming round to thinking it's SO bad that it can't even be ironically funny