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A correction on an earlier

posted by Jason Kottke   May 27, 2000

A correction on an earlier item: Arial was not designed for the screen, it was designed for print. Additionally, TrueType fonts work better than PostScript fonts for screen display…both the iMac at work and my computer both have Helvetica installed as a PostScript font and that’s why it looks so crappy (I’m assuming). And lastly, the amount of manual hinting that is done when constructing a font is what makes it look good on screen. Thanks to Andy and Chris for their comments.