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Which font-family is verdana a member of?

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by matty, Jan 15, 2002.

  1. matty

    matty TRIBE Member

  2. PosTMOd

    PosTMOd Well-Known TRIBEr

    Verdana is from an old aristocratic Italian family, judging by the name.
  3. doodlebug

    doodlebug TRIBE Member

  4. zoo

    zoo TRIBE Member

    it's almost the same as arial

    i'd say arial
  5. twitch

    twitch TRIBE Member

    Hence it is it's own family [​IMG]
  6. Finch

    Finch TRIBE Member

    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.

  7. jynx

    jynx TRIBE Member

    aaaahhhhhh. memories of typography class coming back to haunt me.......nooooooooooo
  8. Sporty Dan

    Sporty Dan TRIBE Member

    ...whoa.... a font thread that is over 12 hours old and number nine hasn;t replied to it yet...


  9. OTIS

    OTIS TRIBE Member

    My lord..

    how trivial.


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