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Old 02-23-2009, 06:18 PM   #1
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Which font do you use?

Just out of curiosity, I was wondering what font people prefear to read their books in. Currently I primarily use Verdana, but I just started experimenting with installing fonts. I started by installing Times New Roman as that was the only one I actually kew the name of.
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Old 02-23-2009, 08:55 PM   #2
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Old 02-24-2009, 01:53 AM   #4
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I use "Warnock Pro SmBd". Looks very good when using "small" fonts.

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Old 02-24-2009, 02:00 AM   #5
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I use Bitstream Vera Sans.
This version is specialy made for the Cybook by Icehand. It gives more lines on a page than the standard Verdana.

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Old 02-24-2009, 02:50 AM   #6
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I use Gentium Book Basic. I find it more easy on the eyes than Bitstream Vera Sans. That way I can use a font size one step smaller so I get even more lines on my screen

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Old 02-24-2009, 03:00 AM   #7
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I use "Georgia", but the Windows version of it, not the version supplied with the CyBook. The Windows version of the font has a somewhat wider interline spacing, which I prefer.
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Old 02-24-2009, 04:07 AM   #8
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Fontin, at the moment. A free, elegant, serif font, that might even be described as semi-serif. Comes in Roman, Italic and Bold (alas, no bold-italic at the moment).

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Old 02-24-2009, 04:48 AM   #9
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I used Lucida Bright for a while, but there was something distracting in it... I seem to remember I was not satisfied with the hyphens and dashes too.

Then I chose Constantia. It was almost perfect, but the old-style numbers didn't look right in some situations, like chapter headings.

Now I use Droid Serif, and I'm fully satisfied, I have not grown tired of it, and everytime I try another font, I quickly return to Droid. (The only "quirk" so far is that it does not seem to include diacritics for Cyrillic... but I don't read Cyrillic anyway.)
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Old 02-24-2009, 06:01 AM   #10
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I use Lucida Sans and like it better than Verdana which is the two fonts I have used most.
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Old 02-24-2009, 08:10 AM   #11
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I use Bitstream Vera Sans.
This version is specialy made for the Cybook by Icehand. It gives more lines on a page than the standard Verdana.

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=22374
Is there a difference between the Deja VU and the Icehand Font?
Is the icehand font as complete as the deja vu?
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Old 02-24-2009, 10:41 AM   #12
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I use Arial Narrow adapted with using Icehand techniques mentioned above, so I get more text and more lines in the screen.

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Old 02-24-2009, 01:38 PM   #13
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Old 02-24-2009, 02:08 PM   #14
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Is there a difference between the Deja VU and the Icehand Font?
Is the icehand font as complete as the deja vu?
As far as I know (I'm using the font about half a year now) Bitstream Vera Sans is very complete.
I have no experience with deja vu, so I can't tell you about any differences.
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