[Scribus] which font to use
Wed Apr 4 12:56:37 CEST 2007
That's pretty accurate...ha. Helvetica seems to work just fine. Personally, if I didn't know first
then I couldn't tell the difference between helvetica and arial. As far as the execs go...it will be
our secret...shh. On the other hand, I chose to use Scribus because it's open source (and $free). So
I'm doing them a service, right?
william f. maddock wrote the following on 4/4/2007 6:35 AM:
> 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.
> maybe helvetica?
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