Andika

ghurley's picture

I am typesetting a children's book and am thinking of using Andika. Any comments?

SuperUltraFabulous's picture

Hi there:

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:

http://www.fontmarketplace.com/font/miramonte-pro-family.aspx/292

Mikey :-)

paul d hunt's picture

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?

SuperUltraFabulous's picture

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.

Mikey :-)

PS... Paul what are infant types? ... are these for young readers?

http://www.fonts.com/findfonts/detail.htm?pid=438582&grab_id=0&page_id=4...

paul d hunt's picture

i'm guessing it's a marketing ploy

SuperUltraFabulous's picture

Chris Lozos would say: a childish one at that!!!

Mikey :o)

ghurley's picture

Miramonte is great. Thanks!

SuperUltraFabulous's picture

You are welcome!

Mikey :-)

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