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?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comic_Sans_MS#cite_note-2 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 ...