Questions tagged [typography]

the art and technique of arranging type in order to make language visible.

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Do the owners of the typefaces Garamond, Times New Roman and Georgia charge businesses who use them?

I received this in the Product Hunt newsletter today: Little known fact: your favorite fonts aren't free. The owners of your favorite fonts – Garamond, Times New Roman, Georgia – charge ...
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Do two spaces after a period make speed reading easier?

Since roughly 1960, the typographical style has shifted from two spaces after a period to one space after a period. Some people have claimed that the old convention of two spaces can improve speed ...
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Does size 12 Times New Roman font receive better grades in school?

I heard a study was done that was found that papers written in size 12 Times New Roman font received higher marks. This is the only source I could find. We all know that Comic Sans is a joke. But ...
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Are Roman numerals used in the end credits of films to mask their age?

© Time Warner Studios MCMXCVIII A post on MTVSE questions why movies use Roman numerals in the copyright notices of the end credits. The accepted (and referenced) answer (ref 1, ref 2) states that ...
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Did the EU threaten to sue in connection with "Comic Sans" having an eye on the Euro symbol? Earlier versions of Comic Sans had an eye in the Euro sign. This was later removed because 'The EU was going to sue us over that.'[2] The ...
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