[Scribus] which font to use

william f. maddock billsey
Wed Apr 4 12:35:30 CEST 2007

Personally, I have found that long documents using nothing but  
sans-serif tend to be rather painful on the eye. Unfortunately, you  
seem to be stuck in a place where they'll pay a ton for software and  
then refuse to do any kind of research on which of the tons of fonts  
that came with the software actually look the best and are easiest on  
the eye. If you can get away with changing the font without them  
noticing there won't be any questions, but if they do notice, the one  
making the change might have to hide under their desk ("but, we've  
always done it this way").

On Apr 3, 2007, at 8:39 AM, dwain wrote:

> heathenx wrote:
>> I'm working on a big project with Scribus. I am converting an  
>> instruction manual from Adobe InDesign
>> to Scribus. We have used the Arial font exclusively in InDesign and  
>> pretty much used this font as
>> our company standard (wasn't my decision). Anyway, I'm able to use  
>> this font in Scribus with no
>> problems until I send the document out as a pdf file. When I open the  
>> pdf all of the letter "i's"
>> look bold and blocky. I had this same problem a while back and my  
>> solution was to avoid this font
>> all together. Times New Roman seems to work really well. However, it  
>> looks nothing like Arial.
>> My question: Have any of you experienced this? What is a recommended  
>> font to use. I would like to
>> use something that worked on Windows, Linux, and Mac and then  
>> standardize on that font. I want to
>> use just one font for the whole manual, only changing style like  
>> bold, italic, and underlined where
>> I need to.
>> heathenx
> maybe helvetica?

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