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Post #584467
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Archon Solon

7:40 am, Jan 19 2013
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This week's poll on fonts is from chomio. Now most of you (include myself) don't really care about fonts, but fonts are a very subtle art that can effect the perception of the text. It's like characterizing handwriting and what that says about a person. Then again, if you don't know many fonts, then oh well... It's been a few years since I've been a part of a scanlation group, so I don't even remember what fonts we used. I guess there's a reason why I was a proofreader and not an editor?

Edit: Changed the list of fonts, so you guys can all vote again!

You can submit poll ideas here (and try to keep them manga/anime-related)

Previous Poll Results:
Question: How much reading (novels, poems, newspapers, blogs, etc) that's not manga (manhua, manhwa, etc)-related?
Don't read much manga - votes: 271 (2.3%)
More than I read manga - votes: 2323 (19.3%)
About the same - votes: 3005 (25%)
I read manga more - votes: 5382 (44.8%)
Only read manga - votes: 1032 (8.6%)
There were 12013 total votes.
The poll ended: January 19th 2013

We are a manga site, so that's to be expected...

Last edited by lambchopsil at 3:29 pm, Jan 19

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Post #584469
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7:51 am, Jan 19 2013
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"Fonts matter but I don't care enough to know the name" option

"I'll shut your mouth~~~~~ with mine~~~"

Post #584471
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7:57 am, Jan 19 2013
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Where's Wild Words? Or Manga Temple? Or Anime Ace? Or option "none of the above?"

Post #584472
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8:01 am, Jan 19 2013
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...I don't think I'll be voting in the font poll. None of the poll options are fonts that I would want to see (or use) in manga. To me, the most pleasant looking fonts for manga are those designed to emulate old-school hand lettered comics. I like things like CCMeanwhile, Comiccrazy, and DigitalStrip, and you can't go wrong with Wild Words. I see Anime Ace used a lot, and I used to sorta like it, but not so much anymore. Too much negative space around the letterforms.


Post #584474 - Reply to (#584469) by FormX
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Noblesse Forever!

8:08 am, Jan 19 2013
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Quote from FormX
"Fonts matter but I don't care enough to know the name" option


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yarny, yarny

8:11 am, Jan 19 2013
Posts: 95

I'm not going to google all those fonts to see what they look like...

Post #584476
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8:12 am, Jan 19 2013
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Even with all the negative stigma revolving around comic sans, the readability of the font makes it the font of choice for manga reading imo.

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the happiest thing

8:17 am, Jan 19 2013
Posts: 137

Definitely Webdings. eyes

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Post #584478

8:18 am, Jan 19 2013
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Don't give a damn as long as it's not some fancy artsy style that tries to look cool but fails across the board at readability.

Post #584479
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8:28 am, Jan 19 2013
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This pole incredibly sucks mmm...
Not even the mass used Wild Words listed, not gonna poll mmm...

I will change this world mmm...
So the world can change me mmm...
Post #584481
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his and her sonnet

8:51 am, Jan 19 2013
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fonts don't matter

Post #584482

9:02 am, Jan 19 2013
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So whoever made the options for this poll doesn't actually do typesetting.

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Post #584483 - Reply to (#584478) by connerity
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chasing oblivion

9:37 am, Jan 19 2013
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Don't give a damn as long as it's not some fancy artsy style that tries to look cool but fails across the board at readability
Pretty much what I wanted to say.

Last edited by silent killer at 10:22 am, Jan 19

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Scanlation Group

9:41 am, Jan 19 2013
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Are you serious? No Wild Words, no Manga Temple? These are all terrible fonts for scanlation, and anyone who scanlates with any of these fonts should be stopped. Permanently.

This is a bad poll and you should feel bad.

Shame on you guys, man.

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Post #584485
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the fork of truth

10:21 am, Jan 19 2013
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I agree this poll is a bit... sad
Any of those don't look really good and they look out of place. I'm only a beginner typesetter, but I was clearly told to never use those. Now that I do typesetting I only noticed how terrible they look, if used.
Also, there are so many different manga fonts and i believe that many people couldn't recognize them unless they haven't worked with them at least one time.

I like Manga Temple, Wildwords and Blambot Pro, also some others depending on what is said. Actually I love it if the typesetter used many different fonts to descibe the mood, but not too many of course... smile

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