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People who use scripts that are not Latin, which fonts are the Comic Sans and Helvetica of your scripts?


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Comic Sans - The most misused font in the world, and many say they find it difficult to read. Very popular to hate on the internet because everything on the internet is serious business

 

Example

 

Used wrong, as it is common IRL

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Example of it used right, but surprisingly rare IRL

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Similar dishonourable fonts: Curlz MT (the less readable Comic Sans), Papyrus (the Comic Sans of restaurant menus), Souvenir (the Comic Sans of the 80s), Bleeding Cowboys (the Comic Sans of non-pre installed fonts)

 

 

Helvetica - font that just seems to look good almost everywhere, is easy to read, and that the only complaint against it is that it's everywhere, not a fault fo the font in itself

 

Example, beside being the font of this comment:

 

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OT but isn't Comic Sans made for people who have dyslexia?

It was made for old Microsoft screens which were more pixelated than today. However, a number dyslexic people have found it easier to read though, which is an unintended, but welcome, consequence. 

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the old english font deserves more hate than comic sans, it's so ugly 

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Blackletter really compliments the artstyle of the books where it was used, but way too decorated to be used today, it is not very legible.  

 

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Comic Sans doesn't even deserve hate IMO, it's just a typeface, there are far more worthy thing to hate. But I wonder if people who use other scripts do have an equivalent of it. 

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Not sure what you mean by native script and I'm probably going off tangent, but I feel most Chinese fonts are ugly and every Chinese website I visit uses the exact same ugly fonts. Not that I blame them, since there's a lack variety to pick from. It's a practical nightmare to redesign thousands of characters just because you're dissatisfied with the font.

 

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There's a font that reminds me of Comic Sans. It's used pretty often too because it's freeware font. It looks like this:

 

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Not sure what you mean by native script and I'm probably going off tangent, but I feel most Chinese fonts are ugly and every Chinese website I visit uses the exact same ugly fonts. Not that I blame them, since there's a lack variety to pick from. It's a practical nightmare to redesign thousands of characters just because you're dissatisfied with the font.

 

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There's a font that reminds me of Comic Sans. It's used pretty often too because it's freeware font. It looks like this:

 

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That’s exactly what I meant with “native scriptsâ€, sorry for not being clear.

 

Could Hei Ti be considered a Helvetica equivalent though? Neutral looking and easily legible that can be used almost everywhere because it just doesn’t arise any strong feelings whatsoever

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That’s exactly what I meant with “native scriptsâ€, sorry for not being clear.

 

Could Hei Ti be considered a Helvetica equivalent though? Neutral looking and easily legible that can be used almost everywhere because it just doesn’t arise any strong feelings whatsoever

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The picture isn't showing, but I think you've answered your own question. 

 

And Song Ti is the Times New Roman of Chinese fonts.

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