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Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Mar 1, 2012

Which Font Looks Better?

Verdana:

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Georgia:

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Guys, I wish to know which of the above two fonts look better to your eyes. Please vote on the poll. We need as many votes as possible on this.

Consider following points when you vote:

1. Which font (Verdana or Georgia) looks better to your eyes.
2. Which font is easier to read.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Mar 1, 2012
I'm adding more text to make it easier for you to judge: -

Georgia Example -

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Mar 1, 2012
Here's Verdana in Action: -

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.
Ankita Katdare
Ankita Katdare • Mar 1, 2012
1. Which font looks better to your eyes.
-> Verdana
2. Which font is easier to read.
-> Verdana

😉
AbraKaDabra
1. Which font looks better to your eyes.
-> Verdana
2. Which font is easier to read.
-> Verdana

😉
Same with me too. Verdana looks good to my eyes 😀
Harshad Italiya
Harshad Italiya • Mar 1, 2012
Verdana looks fine for me and I am die-hard Verdana font lover. 😒
Someone voted for Georgia 😏
lal
lal • Mar 1, 2012
Verdana looks better for my eyes too.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Mar 1, 2012
Actually, the default font setting we've is 'Verdana'. However, 'Georgia' is generally known to be easier to read when paragraphs are longer.

I personally like Verdana as well. More responses please!
The_Big_K
I'm adding more text to make it easier for you to judge: -

Georgia Example -

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.
This font is poking my eyes.
Vijaya N
Vijaya N • Mar 1, 2012
Verdana looks better than Georgia and even it is easier to read... And if we type the numbers in Georgia it is bit difficult to read and even not looks good...
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Mar 1, 2012
Vijaya N
Verdana looks better than Georgia and even it is easier to read... And if we type the numbers in Georgia it is bit difficult to read and even not looks good...
Now that's a good observation. I agree.

So I think we should stick with our current plan. What do other CEans say?
The_Big_K
Now that's a good observation. I agree.

So I think we should stick with our current plan. What do other CEans say?
The_Big_K Verdana is good..
Tulay
Tulay • Mar 1, 2012
my vote goes to Georgia 😛
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Mar 1, 2012
Tulay
my vote goes to Georgia 😛
😨

Looks like Verdana is leading the race. I'm actually bit surprised to see that Georgia is one of the most preferred fonts (after ariel) on most of the popular websites.
The_Big_K
😨

Looks like Verdana is leading the race. I'm actually bit surprised to see that Georgia is one of the most preferred fonts (after ariel) on most of the popular websites.
i agree with this but sticking to 'Verdana'
'Times New Roman', Size:12 😁
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Mar 13, 2012
We've decided to go with Verdana. If we ever change font; it's going to be a commercial, beautiful looking font 😀
Vijaya N
Vijaya N • Mar 13, 2012
Dancer_Engineer
'Times New Roman', Size:12 😁
There was a no discussion about the "Times New Roman" with other fonts.. It was just about whether Verdana looks better or Georgia.. so I just compared those two..
Vijaya N
There was a no discussion about the "Times New Roman" with other fonts.. It was just about whether Verdana looks better or Georgia.. so I just compared those two..
Yes, I'm pretty much aware of that. I just said it on a funnier note. 😀
'Times New Roman', Size:12 is the standard format which was given to us for any assignment or documentation. 😛
Mr.Don
Mr.Don • Mar 13, 2012
Verdana text looks better not only when compared with Georgia(feels the best even when compared with others too). It feels good for my eyes too.

Verdana:

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book.

Times New Roman:

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book.


Georgia:

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book.

Arial:

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book.

Courier New:


Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book.


Tahoma:

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book.


An Observation: Georgia seems to be hybrid version of Times New Roman! The font looks much the same but bigger.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Mar 13, 2012
Here's Helvetica for you, folks:-

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book

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