A case of typeface OCD?

rayzb92's picture

Currently my favourite MS Office font is Century Schoolbook. For some reason I fear the font will stop being supplied with future versions of MS Office. There is no reason why that should ever happen, but I can't help the thought.

Does anyone else have a similar fear? Otherwise it really must be a case of OCD...

PublishingMojo's picture

You're generally justified in assuming that if there's anything Microsoft can f*** up, they will. But after 96 years, Century Schoolbook has claimed a secure spot in the typographic canon.

riccard0's picture

And it's not like new versions of Office will remove the fonts from your system anyway.

rayzb92's picture

I hope Si Daniels doesn't read this...

You're right that Century Schoolbook has claimed a secure spot. It has been supplied with MS Office since version 4.3 (1994), so it seems very unlikely indeed.

hrant's picture

Actually for many years now MS has been producing far better typographic tools than any of its rivals, in particular the navel-gazing fruit.


rayzb92's picture

I have to agree. I find their feeiling of supriority quite extraodinary. Though, their version of Baskerville does look better.

rayzb92's picture

But since Century Schoolbook is used for U.S. Supreme Court briefs, it's impossible the font will be discontinued. Tens of thousands of documents would become useless.

BrianGoss's picture

Couldn't hurt to keep a backup of the font around!

rayzb92's picture

That would be the best solution, of course :)

Celeste's picture

I have to agree with Hrant here: the ClearType typefaces (Constantia, Corbel, Cambria, etc.), for instance, are incredibly efficient tools. And let’s not forget also all the remarkable work done for them by Matthew Carter.

dberlow's picture

"And let’s not forget also all the remarkable work done for them by Matthew Carter."

... on his Macintosh.

hrant's picture

I just wish Apple would pay for something like Sitka as opposed to something like Helvetica Ultra Anorexic.


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