Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by matty, Jan 15, 2002.
Verdana is from an old aristocratic Italian family, judging by the name.
I don't know if this will help, but try... I didn't feel like reading through the whole thing or posting the text either - too long!
it's almost the same as arial
i'd say arial
Hence it is it's own family
Yes, you are indeed correct. Verdana is it's own font family - whereas Verdana Condensed, or Verdana Bold are children of that font family. In other words, varriations in the stroke or spacing of the characters, but the characters retain the same basic shape and style.
There are two basic families of fonts, however - Serif and Sans Serif (or simlpy Sans) which Verdana must fit into. Serif fonts are characterized by frilly "tails" on the stokes of the letters, which lead the eye from one character to the next. Almost like cursive writing, but not connected. Sans serif fonts are characterized simply by the abscense of this serif (as the name implies). The font that you are reading this message in, is a sans serif font.
aaaahhhhhh. memories of typography class coming back to haunt me.......nooooooooooo
...whoa.... a font thread that is over 12 hours old and number nine hasn;t replied to it yet...
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