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18th May 2006, 16:22   | tags:,,

nige says:

apparently so...

18th May 2006, 16:23

goode says:

what's with the font on the bottom?
and it's a sticker?!

18th May 2006, 16:24

paintist says:

fags a day?

18th May 2006, 16:27

Dhamaka says:

thanks Mandy..

... hopefully packets of jaffa cakes...

18th May 2006, 16:30

rachel says:

I hate Comic Sans too

18th May 2006, 17:16

Twiglet says:

Oh dear! I always use comic sans. Studies suggest it's the most readable font for all age groups.... Is Teflon gonna get me?!!

18th May 2006, 17:19

silar31 says:

20kph, I reckon. Those signs aren't half bad - we get these super-obnoxious "We love our children, please drive under 25 (MPH)" twee signs in residential neighborhoods. To which I say, if you love the little blighters so much, what say keep them out of the road?

18th May 2006, 18:53

spinboy says:

Twiglet if you have ever tried to read dense lecture notes written in comic sans you would disagree slightly.

18th May 2006, 19:51

Twiglet says:

Jesus spinboy! If I ever tried to read dense lecture notes in ANYTHING it would be a bleedin' miracle!

I think the point being made by the research into the font *all age groups* is that they are referring to the VERY youg and the elderly. Not the age group most likely to be reading lecture notes . Still, what do I know, being elderly.... : )

18th May 2006, 19:56

Dhamaka says:

for what it's worth, I don't like it...

18th May 2006, 21:03

phoenix says:

18th May 2006, 21:10

Twiglet says:

I didn't say I liked it but I do use it. Also I'm having eye problems so I find it easier to read on screen.

Would the anti comic sans brigade like to name their favourite font so that I can compare and maybe cease to offend with my font of choice? : )

18th May 2006, 21:17

Dhamaka says:

do you change screen colours to make it easier on your eyes too?

18th May 2006, 21:20

Twiglet says:

Yes. I often have to highlight text on Mobloguk to be able to read it. The best advice I ever got was from super geek boy rikaitch, truly the monitor king!

18th May 2006, 21:24

silar31 says:

Twiglet, any sans serif font is easier to read than serif fonts - I'm partial to Arial Black myself. Copperplate is also very nice and easy to read - it's all caps, but the ordinal caps are enlarged. Euphro's moblog is Copperplate, go look at that.

18th May 2006, 23:24

teflon says:

sillar: Euphro's moblog isn't in Copperplate, it's just that the comments are Arial with small uppercase instead of lowercase :)

I find Comic Sans just plain ugly and it's almost always used inappropriately. It's not got a lot of impact (so shouldn't be used for signs like this), and it's not very professional-looking (so shouldn't be used for business letters and the like).
In fact, it's incredible that it's being used alongside Transport, the font for UK road signs, which is perfect for its purpose...

Why Comic Sans? - from its designer.

19th May 2006, 11:26

Dhamaka says:

glad you turned up teflon - I was beginning to wonder if you were OK

19th May 2006, 13:56

teflon says:

I was out last night so missed this till now :)

19th May 2006, 15:32

Dhamaka says:

hope I didn't make you feel claustrophobic saying that..

19th May 2006, 18:20

rachel says:

I like Helvetica - a classic, simple font.

19th May 2006, 21:38

JokerXL says:

Hey! I saw it as "Comic Sans"!
Not bad for an "automotive guidence specialist" eh?
"20 bottles of beer on the wall, 20 bottles of beer,
take one down and pass it around, 19 bottles of beer on the wall."

19th May 2006, 23:38

Dhamaka says:

*pats Joker on back, taking care not to dislodge beer in his hand

19th May 2006, 23:43

JokerXL says:

*Looks over shoulder* ok, come out, where are you?

19th May 2006, 23:53

Dhamaka says:

I've run away already!

19th May 2006, 23:56

JokerXL says:


19th May 2006, 23:58

Dhamaka says:

*makes twilight zone noise eee ooo wooo

19th May 2006, 23:59

yourhermione says:

I think all signs should be in Old English. ;)

20th May 2006, 13:55

Dhamaka says:


21st May 2006, 04:27