The Controversial Comic Sans

I figured I would pass along Emily Steel's Wall Street Journal article: Typeface Inspired by Comic Books Has Become a Font of Ill Will.


  1. mbana said,

    April 28, 2009 @ 8:07 pm

    I don’t understand why people hate Comic Sans, it’s easy to read, and for presentations – without math – it’s way better than using Modern Serif. It’s obvious that fonts are very subjective, I for one hate Modern Serif mainly due to the stems being so thin, instead I prefer to typeset with Warnock, Minion or Times.

    Geoffrey, what became of the ScalaTeX project?

  2. washburn said,

    April 28, 2009 @ 8:14 pm

    @mbana: Well, I can certainly see some people’s point that Comic Sans is used too often in inappropriate contexts.

    As for “modern” serifs, I too personally prefer the more robust appearance one gets from fonts like Warnock, Minion, Arno, etc.

    The student I had working with me on the ScalaTeX project totally dropped the ball and did essentially nothing for the entire semester :-/

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