"Hrant H. Papazian" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Also: does anyone have any good/bad opinions about the
> "comp.fonts" list?
A hopeless waste of time for the most part, I am sorry to say. In the
nearly three years I've been faithfully reading it, it has sunk
grievously. It used to be a veritable fount (or is that font?) of
knowledge about typography and fonts, but now it is overrun with
people asking for pirated versions of this, that, or the other -- or
posted GIFs saying "what is this font?"
There is also the tiresome ongoing dispute over pirated fonts sold by
Like many newsgroups, it has become the refuge of those too lazy and
ignorant to avail themselves of printed references.
Personally, I think it needs to become moderated with a single
agenda: no requests for fonts allowed.
I write this as an amateur who once was able to glean some valuable
insights from some very erudite people via comp.fonts. But, alas, no
I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries,
and very frankly give them fruit for their songs.