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Posted: 01 April 2014 12:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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happydog was right.

Font choice can affect more than just the bottom line. A 2010 Princeton university study found readers consistently retained more information from material displayed in so-called disfluent or ugly fonts (Monotype Corsiva, Haettenschweiler) than in simple, more readable fonts (Helvetica, Arial).

Plus, New York Times writer Errol Morris and Cornell university psychologist David Dunning suggest texts in some fonts (the informal, oft-mocked Comic Sans, for example) tend to be viewed as not worth taking seriously, while other, weightier typefaces – particularly Baskerville – seem to inspire a belief that they are true. Which is, one imagines, what a government would like.

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Posted: 05 June 2014 12:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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This is about the fourth annual Boring Conference where the creator of Comic Sans was keynote speaker. Also

Lecturer Martin White gave a talk on “Boring German Interpretations of English Language Humour”, which he demonstrated using movie poster translations. For example: in Germany the title of the film Airplane! was translated as “The Unbelievable Journey in a Crazy Aeroplane”; Smoky and the Bandit 2 became “A Crafty Rascal Is on the Road Once More”.

Harmless fun.

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