Wednesday, 21 November 2018


A font can be the object in a church which holds holy water for splashing onto those being baptised, a reservoir for oil in a lamp, or an old-fashioned word for spring or fountain.

The font is also the typeface in which something is printed or appears online. There are lots to choose from – Times New Roman if you want to be taken seriously, Comic Sans if you don't and Bickham Script should you wish to be incomprehensible.

Which fonts do you like best?


liz young said...

I usually use Arial, i think - will have to check!

Rosemary Gemmell said...

For most of my writing, I use Times New Roman in 12 point.

Susan A Eames said...

If you're asking about writing fonts - I always write in Times New Roman, unless a publication specifically asks for something else. :)

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Carolb said...

I stick to Times New Roman 12 pt when writing, unless a different font has been specified.

I made a letter template for myself, that uses the Lucida Handwriting font.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Patsy - love the different calligraphy fonts available ... but the ones in religious places evoke many memories ... cheers Hilary

Patsy said...

@ Liz – That's the one most frequently asked for in competitions (where a preference is given). Must be an easy one to read.

@ Rosemary, Carol and Susan – I go for TNR 12 pt too (unless something else is requested.)

@ Hilary – I love illuminated manuscripts – but I guess that's not quite the same thing.

Henry Mitchell said...


Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Californian FB makes a nice clean cover font

Patsy said...

@ Henry – Named after the place in America?

@ Mac – That's an appropriate one for you.