Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd Sep 2009 23:10 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces You probably missed this earth-shattering news, but Ikea IKEA, the Swedish furniture and other assorted home decoration products company, has switched fonts. The company always used the Futura font for its catalogues, but the latest edition has ditched it in favour of Verdana. This has caused quite the stir among typography geeks.
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FreeSans Medium
by irbis on Tue 8th Sep 2009 01:42 UTC
irbis
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2005-07-08

As to preferred GUI fonts, on my Linux desktop I prefer FreeSans Medium which I personally like better than Verdana or Arial type of fonts for GUI texts. The main reason is usability, in other words the font is relatively easy to read even when using a big resolution on a small monitor, but (unlike Verdana, for example) the font neither wastes too much space in making the letters and spacing between them unnecessarily wide.

As the console font I prefer DejaVu Sans.

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