Evolving Thoughts

Evolution, culture, philosophy and chocolate! John Wilkins' continuing struggle to come to terms with impermanence... "Humanus sum, nihil humanum a me alienum puto" - Terence

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Gone boring

Times New Roman is a font that elicits harsh emotional reactions amongst typesetters and [good] designers. The reason is that M$ chose a particularly ugly cutting of the Times typeface way back when, and since M$ is ubiquitous, so too is TNR. It sucks. The spacing is out, there are no good large display versions, &c.

So, it grieves me greatly that I must choose it instead of the much more elegant Garamond I used to have, because it was not working well on (you guessed it) M$ Windows. Sorry. If you can override the CSS with something more to your taste, do so.

O tempora! O mores!