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Wed Jul 31, 2013, 03:14 PM

I don't like the fonts used in Greenwald's jarring revelations

If you look at this article, for instance, the sans-serif font used is a little broad. To my eyes, a slightly condensed sans-serif is more readable. Verdana, for instance, is more readable than a vanilla helvetica clone.

Having identified a flaw in the article, as presented in my browser, I was able to ignore its content and thus my beautiful mind remains untroubled.


http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jul/31/nsa-top-secret-program-online-data

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Reply I don't like the fonts used in Greenwald's jarring revelations (Original post)
cthulu2016 Jul 2013 OP
quinnox Jul 2013 #1
Enrique Jul 2013 #2
reformist2 Jul 2013 #23
nadinbrzezinski Jul 2013 #3
burnodo Jul 2013 #4
Fumesucker Jul 2013 #5
EOTE Jul 2013 #6
progressoid Jul 2013 #7
LondonReign2 Jul 2013 #8
pennylane100 Jul 2013 #9
Quantess Jul 2013 #14
hootinholler Jul 2013 #10
Aerows Jul 2013 #11
awoke_in_2003 Jul 2013 #20
Aerows Jul 2013 #22
Quantess Jul 2013 #12
awoke_in_2003 Jul 2013 #19
BlueStreak Jul 2013 #13
Aerows Jul 2013 #15
Jim Lane Jul 2013 #16
hughee99 Jul 2013 #17
awoke_in_2003 Jul 2013 #18
awoke_in_2003 Jul 2013 #21
pennylane100 Aug 2013 #24
awoke_in_2003 Aug 2013 #25

Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2013, 03:15 PM

1. lol

 

not sure what this referring to/mocking, but I like it!

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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2013, 03:54 PM

2. Greenwald would use a broad sans-serif

it is SO like him.

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Response to Enrique (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 31, 2013, 09:27 PM

23. I *hate* broad sans-serif! Hate hate hate!

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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2013, 03:55 PM

3. Piece of trivia...my editor loves Verdana

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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2013, 03:56 PM

4. And all those pronouns!

 

That effin' BASTARD!

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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2013, 03:57 PM

5. Don't get me started on the nausea inducing kerning, either

Just don't...

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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2013, 03:59 PM

6. I think people who use fonts with any serifs at all are pretty much of the devil.

So I think you know how I feel about Greenwald. Myself? I'm a comic sans type o' guy.

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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2013, 04:19 PM

7. I heard that he used Comic Sans during the Bush years.




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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2013, 04:20 PM

8. He was against sans-serif in 2003!

You can't trust him!

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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2013, 04:22 PM

9. I remember during my career as a advertising sales rep

I would work with the client on what she/he wanted to say in the ad and then the art department would produce an ad. I would sometimes specify a particular font for them to use as I loved browsing all the choices. I checked on Verdana and I think it is a really good choice.

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Response to pennylane100 (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 31, 2013, 05:05 PM

14. I don't like Verdana. It's too milquetoast.

Verdana makes me feel like I'm wearing pleated khakis.

New York Times is close to Verdana, but looks crisper.

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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2013, 04:27 PM

10. If it ain't Times Roman it ain't fit for newspapers

You are so right!

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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2013, 04:33 PM

11. Meant to post this here, but got sidetracked. It's a X-post response.

1. You don't know what you are talking about
2. If you do know what you are talking about, it isn't relevant here.
3. Of course metadata is collected
4. Metadata shouldn't be collected but shut up that's why
5. Metadata isn't collected and even though it is, shut up, that's why.

I'd list the rest, but it's gotten ridiculous.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #11)

Wed Jul 31, 2013, 09:21 PM

20. Meta-data is collected in sans serif. nt

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #20)

Wed Jul 31, 2013, 09:24 PM

22. It isn't collected

or at least it's collected but not parsed.

Well, it's parsed but only available for 72 hours, and only 7 days in extreme circumstances. But that's just in a database. That isn't stored.

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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2013, 04:36 PM

12. It's called the GiGi font.

http://fontzone.net/font-details/gigi
The font is gay and lives in Brazil.

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Response to Quantess (Reply #12)

Wed Jul 31, 2013, 09:20 PM

19. Your post gave me a chuckle, thanks. nt

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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2013, 04:56 PM

13. And the suit he was wearing. WTF? And that tie was atrocious.

Who cuts that guy's hair anyway?

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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2013, 05:09 PM

15. I hear he puts the toilet paper rolls

so that the paper falls down, instead of crossing delightfully over the roll.

Oh, don't get me started about how he eats his eggs. Just shameful.

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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2013, 06:37 PM

16. You know why he doesn't use Gotham?

Because the Obama campaign used Gotham and he hates Obama.

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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2013, 06:42 PM

17. Nothing written in a sans-serif font is really worth taking seriously. n/t

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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2013, 09:19 PM

18. Times New Roman or you hate America. nt

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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2013, 09:23 PM

21. DUzy nomination for this whole thread. nt

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #21)

Thu Aug 1, 2013, 01:22 AM

24. what font will we use to announce it.

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Response to pennylane100 (Reply #24)

Thu Aug 1, 2013, 01:39 AM

25. Not sans serif...

Or the terrorists have won.

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