Avoiding typographic pretentiousness?

I just saw a discussion on the LaTeX mailing list started by someone who was complaining that their documents looked "too good for correspondence", and wanted suggestions for other fonts to be using.  I found this kind of strange.  There is such a thing is looking too formal, but that is a separate issue than "looking too good".  There are certainly fonts one can choose to make a document less stuffy.


  1. Andrew said,

    July 26, 2006 @ 6:25 am

    I use Comic Sans on all my correspondence.

  2. washburn said,

    July 26, 2006 @ 9:31 am

    Comic Sans definitely qualifies as an informal typeface. Though I’m not sure if it is necessarily one that looks too “good” or “pretentious”.

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