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Strobe
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I'm not a typesetter and I've never heard of these fonts you guys are using, probably because they don't exist in Microsoft words(or I just missed them). But I do know Comic San MS look HORRIBLE in manga because I was encountered it in a manga. It was terrible.

I second the "None of the above", "None of the above" or at least a "Don't know the name".

Many people who read mangas, like me know nothing of the names of the font but I think if people looked more into it they would choose not to vote at all becaue I would rip my hair out if Comic san MS appeared everywhere.

And I wish no one voted at the "Font dont matter" because a good font makes it easy to read. For example, if a character speaks in another language or if there's a special line or situation, it really makes a different.

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It depends on the bubble type, etc., but for normal bubbles I'd usually go with WildWords/AnimeAce2 or something similar.

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Where's wingdings?! It would have been the obvious answer. cry

EDIT: Webdings! Wingdings... laugh

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Post #584510 - Reply to (#584471) by kirika
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Those are the only ones I recognize. What the hell is frutiger? Or trajan? Some of these are mildly recognizable, but many are WTF?
I chose Times New Roman, because that's the worst choice, IMO. Should have added wingdings if you'd put any text but the main ones used in scanlation...

EDIT: Webdings? Webdings. laugh roll eyes

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List of fonts has been edited

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Well, looks like lamb took your and the other scanlators concern seriously. xD

Feeling better now? bigrazz

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Post #584513 - Reply to (#584511) by lambchopsil
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Great!

I do have one futher suggestion, though; and that is to remove Arial, Arial Black, Comic Sans MS, Times New Roman and Webdings from the list. As they're all ill-suited to use for scanlations and are terrible choices for such endeavour. Dunno about the rest of initial list though, cuz I don't really recognize them.

Maybe replace them with Anime Ace 2 & Blambot Pro.

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I am familiar with the basic font used because that was what I usually use when I was still active in scanlating.

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DigitalStrip FTW. But srsly this poll. No one but people who actually scanlate can really give a name to the font they like the most. lol Blambot is 2nd place for me. And there are a few others that I really like that aren't listed but I can't remember their names because I don't scanlate anymore. XD

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Also, I'm too hipster to ever use wild words and anime ace. laugh

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I picked "Running out of ideas."

Which is amazing, because there's an entire thread dedicated making poll ideas, all of which are better than this one.


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fonts don't matter

Saying art doesn't matter doesn't trip my berserk button. Art's subjective, and I'll assume you've at least given a bit of thought to saying art specifically doesn't matter in a medium of story-telling where art is fragrantly present. In the end, I take it to mean "I can accept what other people think is 'bad art' if that 'bad art' is the best way to deliver that particular story." For instance, I don't think To-love-ru would've made it past ten chapters with the art of Usagi Drop, but at the same time, I don't think Usagi Drop with To-love-ru's art would survive for very long, either. Or maybe it would, but it'd lose any or all of it's charm and/or wouldn't do as well in it's target demographic.

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I can drone on for pages trying to explain myself here, but like I said, I assume you know what you're saying.


SayIng font doesn'T MATTER when freaking webdingS is an option and when coupled with "art doesn't matter", means I can deliver you a story with a series of grunts and photographs of human excrement in varying stages of decay, and so long as it was a riveting story, you'd be perfectly OK with it.

That said, saying "font doesn't matter" doesn't trip my berserk button either, because I take it to mean "font doesn't matter unless it's an obvious problem", but oddly, I still feel the need to make fun of you because I'm an asshole who uses gratuitous fallacies to make fun of people.

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And since I can't write this message in functional webdings, I'll do it in super annoying format changes and put this message as a foot-note.


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GGpX
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As long as it isn't Anime Ace.

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LOL at "Comic Sans." LOL. Wtf. Lol.

Well, the last nine font choices are wtf, really.

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Quote from Badkarma
SayIng font doesn'T MATTER when freaking webdingS is an option

I appreciate your efforts at trying to convey your message through "super annoying format" but it was still easily readable and as long as the font is readable it really doesn't matter, so actually i wouldn't mind reading a manga with your super annoying format if i liked the plot

i obviously didn't suggest I enjoy reading webdings when I said font doesn't matter(and im pretty sure everyone else who voted for the last option didn't). ofcourse, common sense should naturally lead you to that conclusion but since you're, and I quote, "an asshole who uses gratuitous fallacies to make fun of people" it looks like I have to state the obvious

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means I can deliver you a story with a series of grunts and photographs of human excrement in varying stages of decay, and SO LONG AS IT WAS A RIVETING STORY, you'd be perfectly OK with it.

yes that's exactly what i meant. but alas! if I don't have a manga quality criteria similar to yours, then I must be a wretched fool! please eat my pancreas

i find your conviction that good art and selected fonts are mandatory to make you enjoy reading a manga silly, and you find the fact that the absence of good art and font don't hinder my enjoyment of a manga silly...so, what now? are you going to make another post with super annoying format to tell me why your subjective manga quality criteria is better than mine?

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