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What's the best font to use for text messages in a story? I'm not really sure what the "normal" text message font is. So, let's decide together!

Arthur: Hey Merlin, wanna shag? - Courier New

Arthur: Hey Merlin, wanna shag? - Times New Roman

Arthur: Hey Merlin, wanna shag? - Georgia

Arthur: Hey Merlin, wanna shag? - Arial

Arthur: Hey Merlin, wanna shag? - Helvetica

Arthur: Hey Merlin, wanna shag? - Lucida Console

Arthur: Hey Merlin, wanna shag? - Tohama

Arthur: Hey Merlin, wanna shag? - Verdana

For some reason I like Courier New for anything text related, but I don't think phones use that font. Maybe it's Arial they use. Hrmmm...

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marryoh
Jan. 27th, 2010 09:34 pm (UTC)
>.>

They all look the same to me in my browser...

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burntotears
Jan. 27th, 2010 09:36 pm (UTC)
Yeah that's cos you have a font setting on your browser. :P
marryoh
Jan. 27th, 2010 09:44 pm (UTC)
Honestly, I'd just keep it all the same. But, if you're really wanting to be able to distinquish between the two, I'd say Courier New since that one looks more, I dunno, computery or something. Or maybe Lucida.
burntotears
Jan. 27th, 2010 09:48 pm (UTC)
How did you get your layout to be so big? The font and shit on this one is too small. >.
marryoh
Jan. 27th, 2010 09:52 pm (UTC)
What do you mean?
marryoh
Jan. 27th, 2010 09:53 pm (UTC)
OMG LAYOUT THIEF!
marryoh
Jan. 27th, 2010 09:53 pm (UTC)
and i dunno, i spent like a couple hours tweaking the css to make it perfect. :)

i could send you the css for it later if you want. i'm off to lush now
burntotears
Jan. 27th, 2010 10:36 pm (UTC)
Yeah that's what I figured. I don't wanna mess with coding. I'll just leave this other one on instead. Lol
marryoh
Jan. 28th, 2010 03:31 am (UTC)
Ahh, well I like this current layout of yours! I might have to go look for a new layout because I'm starting to get bored of mine.
burntotears
Jan. 27th, 2010 10:36 pm (UTC)
Yeah. It doesn't matter really, it was just something I was thinking about.
justlindseyh
Jan. 28th, 2010 12:34 am (UTC)
So I just typed out the message as a text in my phone and the one that looks closest is Helvetica. I don't know if that's right, but that's what looks good to me. Lucida console looks more like what they use for computer text ie. instant messages.
burntotears
Jan. 28th, 2010 12:57 am (UTC)
Awesome, thanks!

I think on texts I'm just gonna use the regular font though cos it is a little more trouble than it was worth as it turns out. Oh well.

I have an iPhone so I can't even remember what the old text font used to look like on "regular" phones. Haha

Thank you hon and hello! Haven't seen you around LJ in a while.
justlindseyh
Jan. 28th, 2010 01:13 am (UTC)
You are welcome. I figured you wouldn't use it anyway, I just don't know how to not help. :P

That's weird that you haven't seen me around LJ lately because I feel like I've been on here more than usual the last few weeks. I guess I'm just not commenting as much. I read everything though! I'm really hoping that your progress on your story will help me get going on what I'm writing. I wanted to have five pages done by the end of the month and I'm still only at about two lines.

Hi!
schmoooop
Jan. 28th, 2010 08:26 am (UTC)
I have an unabashed love for Courier New. It is ridiculous. Also is it just me or is my font in black, and blending with your comment box? I'm using Google Chrome by the way, and I only say this because as I type, I can't see anything, and half of this comment had to be typed in WORDPAD so I could read what I was typing. (((:

Edited at 2010-01-28 08:29 am (UTC)
burntotears
Jan. 28th, 2010 06:34 pm (UTC)
Eeep! I tried it on Google Chrome and didn't see any difference. Have you got a colour setting in your browser defaults?

I'm sorry about that! I dunno why it would do that cos the CSS is set to white.
schmoooop
Jan. 28th, 2010 06:42 pm (UTC)
Okay, I tried it on Safari and you're right, I was just being an ignorant douche, lol.

You don't have to be sorry, really. I was being stupid and misinformed, lol. But I vote for Courier New! Yes. But I'm pretty much a sucker for Georgia and Sans-serif so.
burntotears
Jan. 30th, 2010 07:23 am (UTC)
For some reason I just re-noticed your icon and did a double take and now I am swooning because !zomg pouting Colin is adorable.

Also, yes, I went with Courier New and I think it works nicely. :D
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