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What fonts do you use?

Do you set specific fonts on your computer, web pages, papers? If so, what?

I'm currently using Garamond -- GaramondNo8 technically -- for Firefox serif display, my webpages, and my Livejournal, though you'll probably see something else if you don't have it installed. My terminals are set to Courier. Firefox sans is set to LMSans10. Were I less lazy I'd fine examples for you, but you're on your own.

I do have a sample of Elegante:



which I use as the display (headers) font for LJ and DW; I haven't inflicted it on my webpages yet. It's in the linex package of Ubuntu, I think.

I used to use URW Palladio as my main serif font; it's in tex-gyre, maybe? URW Chancery L is a backup display font; it's not as ornate as Elegante (almost nothing is), more like italics with flourishes. It's registered only as an italic font, which makes it hard to use as a header font, I found.

I got my Garamond from http://garamond.org/ which also shows you what it looks like.

There's a neat plugin to show you what font a page is using: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/fontinfo/?src=api
You select some text and hit right click and get an option.

Baskerville got called the king of fonts but that's a minor advantage out of a pool of 6 fonts, and BTW the graphs abuse the Y-axis, Tufte would *not* approve. Computer Modern (TeX) did surprisingly well, Georgia surprisingly mixed. Douglas Hofstadter, my grad advisor, uses Baskerville for his books. He Cares. It's certainly a nice font, and I obviously like the older/transitional ones. I do have some sort of "Baskervald" presumed clone on my comptuer, but haven't tried it out much.

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