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I am typesetting a children's book and am thinking of using Andika. Any comments?
This is a new one from SIL- to me anyways.
I would pass on that one. Andika, tho well intentioned, is not ready for the production environment.
And besides its a sans which might not be the best choice for a book. Century School is my all time favorite for this... it’s old, I know.
There are fonts just for younger readers... I don’t very much about this genre tho. Hopefully someone else will chime in.
If you like the mood of Andika, Miramonte from Ascender has a similar feel but it does not have Andika’s special features. Miramonte does have a two-story a which increases cognition.
You can get it here:
Andika looks quite nice to me. If you find it works for you, then go for it!
Mike, I wonder why you say Andika is not ready for a production environment?
Kerning and a general lack of polish. Also, it looks too dificult to program to get all those nice features it has in one sentance. D Series for the two storey a and g, then if you want a defined q that's another series. Not fun to work with in a book.
But like what is saying—if you like—go for it.
PS... Paul what are infant types? ... are these for young readers?
i'm guessing it's a marketing ploy
Chris Lozos would say: a childish one at that!!!
Miramonte is great. Thanks!
You are welcome!