Arial is a super popular default font because Microsoft adopted it to save costs. youtube.com/watch?v=8ktRN…
What we mean by fonts is actually called a typeface. Fonts are the different weights, styles and other (thing bold and italic) representations of a particular typeface. mentalfloss.com/article/8…
The creator of Comic Sans has only used the font once, to send a letter complaining about his broadband. He received a Β£10 refund theguardian.com/artanddes…
Comic Sans is one of the best fonts for people with dyslexia arcstone.com/blog/designi…
Ellen degeneres once called Steve jobs directly about the font size of iPhones, stating that it makes it more challenging for her to read. insider.com/ellen-degener…
The daughter of Pakistan's ex PM used Typeface Calibri font to forge documents about illegal offshore companies. The documents were purportedly created in 2006. However, the font wasn’t publicly available to computer users worldwide until 2007. newsweek.com/brief-histor…
: Decision for a Pakistani corruption case which involved falsified documents, was given based on the font which was used in the documents. The argument was that the used font, 'Calibri' was not commercially available until 2007. Court decided that the documents were re printed with false dates. bbc.com/news/blogs-trendi…
American highways are increasingly being signed with a font called Clearview, which was approved for interim use in 2004 and is claimed to be more legible than the traditional Highway Gothic font. caranddriver.com/features…
The font VAG Rounded originally designed for the Volkswagon logo was also used as the font on all Apple keyboards from 2003 - 2015 youtu.be/LndgfGjGImw?t=55…
The font in the intro to Stranger Things is called ITC Benguiat, and it is an instrumental part of the 1980s feel of the show time.com/4984529/stranger…
The creator of the Gil Sans font had sex with his sisters, daughters, and dog. He was named Royal Designer for Industry, the highest British award for designers en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eri…
The San Francisco font was created by Susan Kare for Apple Macintosh computers in 1984 and originally mimicked the "ransom-note effect" (juxtaposed typefaces that appear as if words or letters were cut randomly from magazines). It was used in early Mac software demos and Apple company fliers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San…
There is a font called "Public Sans" that is available for personal and commercial use typeroom.eu/article/publi…
12pt Courier is the standard font for film script writing because it's a fixed-width font meaning letters have equal spaces between them, so 55 lines on a page equals about a minute of screen time brettnicholson.com/?post=…
A font called Doves Type was lost in 1917 after one of the creators threw the printing blocks into the River Thames. Some of it was recovered by divers in 2015 bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-3118…
There is a special type of font for people with Dyslexia. Henry Winkler (Fonzie on Happy Days) has written a series of children's books using this font. He did so because he has dyslexia. The books tell the story of Hank, a kid with Dyslexia. The font has more space between letters. dyslexiefont.com
Comic Sans was created for Microsoft Bob. A designer who had worked on child-oriented fonts felt Times New Roman was too formal for the younger users, so he based his work on comic books, specifically, The Dark Knight Returns and Watchmen. While too late to be used in Bob, 3D Movie Maker used it en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Com…
[] A 2013 Spanish study found that Helvetica, Courier, Arial and Verdana were the best fonts for dyslexics, as well as lightly colored paper, 12-14 point sans serif font, and bolding of text for highlighting. dyslexia-reading-well.com…
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was caught forging documents simply because the font that was used didn’t exist at the time the documents were allegedly created arstechnica.com/tech-poli…
The designer of the notorious font Comic Sans also designed Trebuchet, one of the most commonly-used fonts on the internet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vin…
Comic Sans, a font widely regarded as silly and unprofessional, is one of the easiest fonts for dyslexic people to read thecut.com/2017/03/the-re…
The little square box when your computer cant render a font is referred to by developers as "tofu" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Not…
Sans serif, monospaced and roman font styles (e.g. Helvetica, Courier, Arial, and Verdana) significantly improve reading performance among people with dyslexia dyslexiahelp.umich.edu/si…
Whales have earwax and it is a font of historical information theatlantic.com/science/a…
The irregular shapes of the letters in the Comic Sans font type allows people suffering from dyslexia to read more easily. While many fonts use repeated shapes to create different letters, such as a β€˜p’ rotated to made a β€˜q,’ Comic Sans uses few repeated shapes, creating distinct letters. thecut.com/2017/03/the-re…
When the Apollo 11 astronauts landed on the moon in 1969, they left behind a white pouch containing a silicon disc slightly bigger than a silver dollar. Inscribed in microscopic font on the disc are 73 messages, each from a different country, expressing wishes of goodwill and peace. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apo…
In 2014 a 14 year old Suvir Mirchandani suggested that US government could save $400m on printer ink by switching their font from Times Roman to Garamond. Unfortunately the calculations didn't quite add up. independent.co.uk/news/sc…
There is a font called Sans Forgetica which helps the reader remember the text they read due to the difficulty in reading it, making the brain remember it as it used up more resources. sansforgetica.rmit/
Today I learned about Sans Forgetica - a font designed to help you remember text better when studying and reading.The 'desirable difficulty' you experience when reading it prompts your brain to engage in deeper processing. sansforgetica.rmit/
The "Stranger Things" font is the same one used on the Dungeons & Dragons Player's Handbook from the late '80s. fontsinuse.com/typefaces/…
Today I learned about Sans Forgetica: a downloadable font designed specifically to improve retention (and recall) of written information sansforgetica.rmit/
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was brought down because he created forged documents using a Microsoft font which didn’t exist when they were supposed to have been written. theglobeandmail.com/amp/n…
Wingdings is intended to be used as a free catalog of small graphics, not a nonsense font. vox.com/2015/8/25/9200801…
Wingdings are similar to emoji and were originally designed to be used with the Lucida font. The name "Wingding" is a portmanteau of "Windows" and "dingbat" and dingbats are the pieces used for ornamenting text in printing presses. vox.com/2015/8/25/9200801…
Prince was Prince's real name(Prince Rogers Nelson), but after a contractual dispute with W.Bros. he changed his stage name to an unpronouncable symbol earning himself the name "The Artist Formally Know as Prince" and "forcing a mass mailing of floppy disks with custom font." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pri…
Sweden has its own font identity.sweden.se/buildi…
The Girl Scouts have an official font: it is Omnes typedia.com/explore/typef…
The reason Microsoft changed their word font setting from Time New Roman to Calibri 11 was to acknowledge the end the print era and the rise of the digital age. forbes.com/sites/quora/20…
A Chinese beggar whose hands were ruined in an explosion spent a decade designing a new type of two-handed calligraphy. The result was so impressive that China’s largest font maker gave him a design contract with 50 years of royalties and helped to get him off the streets. beijingtoday.com.cn/2011/…
The iconic font for "Star Wars" was derived from Helvetica Black because designer Suzy Rice thought that it was the most Fascist typeface she could think of. gizmodo.com/how-the-star-…
Prince's label had to send floppy discs with a special font on it to the media after changing his name to a symbol, so they could type it. tonedeaf.com.au/rememberi…
Today I learned about the existence of Marlett, a TrueType font that since 1995, has been used in Microsoft Windows to draw scalable user interface icons. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
In 2006, 3 years after it stopped flying commercially the Concorde won a competition as the British publics favourite British design beating such contenders as : The Jaguar E-Type, the Verdana font, The London Underground map and the mini skirt. bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pre…
Today I learned that there's a special font for people with dyslexia that makes it easier for them to read. dyslexiefont.com/en/typef…
The FedEx logo has won over 40 design awards and was ranked as one of the eight best logos in the last 35 years. The white arrow in the logo was an intentional design choice, created by blending two different fonts together. fastcodesign.com/1671067/…
The US government can save $400 million a year by using a thinner font cnn.com/2014/03/27/living…
The font, "Times New Roman" was developed for the British newspaper, "The Times," and has nothing to do with Rome or the Romans. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim…
The FedEx logo has won over 40 design awards and was ranked as one of the eight best logos in the last 35 years. The white arrow in the logo was an intentional design choice, created by blending two different fonts together. fastcodesign.com/1671067/…
The font is called "Italics" because it was invented in Italy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ita…
The Arial font packaged with Windows is not a ripoff of Helvetica but rather an adaptation of the older Monotype Grotesque fonts.com/content/learnin…

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