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I would need a font for my thesis, I don't need to use Times but the qualifications need to be: "similar" to Times: traditional serif, classic, high legibility.
It is an social science thesis, but it deals with more technical climate issues as well, so it can't be too playful. Italics are a must.
Built-in fonts on Mac OS X:
Baskerville, Hoefler Text, Palatino, Times (&NR), Georgia, Garamond (not as tall as Adobe Garamond or other cuts)
Freeware fonts I like:
Bergamo. Day Roman (italics and bold then in Garamond), Lido, Efont Serif, Gentium, Calluna (+ paying for italics)
Overview table for comparison, rendered by Mac PDF function (Quartz?)
Out of the presented I think I Calluna most, but would it be suitable for a thesis?
I would love to use Sabon or Arno, but well... to expensive for me.
I know this is a somehow tiring question, but I hope for your help anyhow. :)
Thank you very much for reading and commenting.