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I've decided upon the classic Minion Pro for my PhD thesis (human geography / cultural studies).
However, it seems that Minion Pro is a pain to read on screen at 11pt
(I'm writing the thesis using OpenOffice, but it's the same in MS Word or Acrobat Professional and even the windows font preview)
Alignments and spacings are really off (the dots on the i appear between the letters, the first arc of the m is half the width of the second and the r huddles up against the next character, and so on...)
I can, of course, use a different font for writing (I'm currently using DejaVu for screen readability) but I'm required to submit both a paper and electronic copy of the thesis. (And I imagine my examiners may be reading the electronic version)
Is my experience of Minion Pro & screen reading a common problem, or is something wrong with my screen / font setup?
If it is a common problem, is there a decent screen-readable Minion version available? Or any suggestions for a similar font which is readable on-screen?
(I'm loathe to use completely different typefaces for both versions of the thesis, because of the extra editing that will inevitably entail...)