[Scribus] which font to use

heathenx heathenx
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.
>         heathenx
>     maybe helvetica?
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