On Sun, 10 Mar 1996, Andy Lim wrote:
> My first posting to the list. Could anyone explain to me why monospaced
> fonts are so popular, even if it is hard to read? A good example is Letter
> Gothic. I see it used as bodycopy as well!
> Thanks for any comments.
> Andy Lim
Maybe it's because "typewriter type" is supposed to look "last minute" or
"up to the minute" for newsletters. Maybe it's so inexperienced desktop
publishing types can align things with spaces instead of tabs or columns.
I suggested to the publisher of the "tightwad gazette" newsletter that
switching to proportionately spaced type would allow her to get 20-30%
more text in the same page. I got no response, not that I really expected
Any other ideas?
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