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One Quick Question....
« on: 29 May, 2022, 12:21:38 AM »

What is the most attractive font in common use?

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Re: One Quick Question....
« Reply #1 on: 30 June, 2022, 03:50:00 AM »

What dose no one have an opinion?

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Re: One Quick Question....
« Reply #2 on: 30 June, 2022, 04:12:32 AM »
Commonly cited as the most popular is Helvetica.
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Re: One Quick Question....
« Reply #3 on: 30 June, 2022, 04:31:53 AM »

Ah thank you.

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Re: One Quick Question....
« Reply #4 on: 30 June, 2022, 07:27:14 AM »
There is no answer to this, given how subjective the question is. It's like asking "What's the best colour?"

Right now, I have (scurries off to check) 1512 active fonts installed on my system. I like some of 'em better than others, but they all have their uses and even the unattractive* ones will sometimes be exactly what a design calls for.

*Unattractive to me. There are objective metrics by which a font can be judged 'bad' (the terrible kerning in Comic Sans, to pick a famous example) but, beyond that, it's all a matter of personal taste.
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Re: One Quick Question....
« Reply #5 on: 01 July, 2022, 06:37:42 AM »
Jim makes some valid points but I would also add in that there is the psychological dimension of font choice to consider.  There is actually quite a bit of research out there into this issue. 

So 'attractive' is also related to issues around purpose, audience and context.

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Re: One Quick Question....
« Reply #6 on: 01 July, 2022, 07:10:35 AM »
Reading up on why Comic Sans is notoriously loathed is quite informative.
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