Monday, May 31, 2010

Fonts in emails

My change of email app is going well. Of course there has been quite a few head-scratcher moments, but far from the disastrous mess I had feared, it seems I'll be better off in many ways.

I'm suddenly tired of the same old fonts in email. I've always used Georgia or Verdana because they're designed for screen reading and are great for it.
But now I'm tired of it looking like a book. Does anybody know a font with more personality, but still quite readable?

Oooh, good tip from my Take Control book: Mail will change the size of the text in a message, just like a browser, simply with command-plus or -minus. That's weally weally useful, since some messages, particularly some posted from web discussion lists, often have durn tiny text for some reason.


Robb in Houston said...

I use Trebuchet MS, or Orator sometimes. I've always liked Garamond too, but it's not my default font.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Thanks. Trebuchet MS is still very formal, but indeed it looks good and is very readable.