Saturday, March 29, 2014

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Fonts and ink and $ Casting doubt on the Garamond v. Times New Roman story.

comments: 4

Diane Schirf said...

Also should add that for Medicare communications, CMS requires 12-point Times New Roman or equivalent. 12-point Garamond wouldn't be equivalent (maybe 13?).

Michael Leddy said...

Garamond 13 is larger, but 12.5 is pretty close. I still want to know more about the Robinson and Wrigglesworth experiment: there the samples appear to be the same size, and Garamond used less ink than Times New Roman.

Diane Schirf said...

You should check out the Wikipedia entry, under popular culture

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garamond

Michael Leddy said...

Interesting stuff there. When my children were younger, they created a very silly (and frequently appearing) one-page newspaper, The Garamond News.