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Fonts I would never use…

July 30, 2010

The MS office suite comes packing quite a number of fonts. Unfortunately they are almost all completely and utterly terrible. Lets take a look at some of them and take time to reflect on how foolish it was to include them in the first place.

For example take a look at the 3 fonts below…

Can you think of any situation apart from a primary school project designed by a 5 year old where usage of these fonts would be even mildly acceptable?

The problem, as I have often said, is that Microsoft gives the user far TOO MANY OPTIONS. Just because you CAN provide your user with 200 fonts (98% of which are horrible) it doesn’t mean you SHOULD, the result is that the few decent fonts included are hidden amongst a group of messers.

I would have loved to sit in on the meeting where they made the decision to feature all of the typographical atrocities, it was surely a collection of great minds.

Rant over. (for now)

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