04:09:48 PM Dec 7th 2016
Would it be interesting to write each font's explanation in that particular font, as a Self Demonstrating Trope?
12:17:37 PM Apr 29th 2015
11:36:13 AM May 14th 2015
got it: they're minor derivations of Gill Sans. The article says this is typical and evocative of modern Britain. But... might be so to somebody in their late tens or twenties who only knows the font from the "KEEP CALM AND...." posters. Gill Sans is still used for London Underground station names; before privatisation it was the font of British Railways and all railways stations round the country used it on the signage. If you're older, it goes back longer. If you're old enough to remember WW2 and reconstruction afterwards, it's wartime and post-war austerity. Maybe it went out of fashion and is coming back into it... but different generations of British people will see different associations with this font. I'm fifty - I don't see it as modern at all. It's retro.
12:17:55 AM Aug 26th 2013
The entry for fixedsys mentioned it's not a TrueType font. We should probably cover the difference of at least bitmap and TrueType fonts, with PostScript being a maybe.