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every time they ask to use "Times font" I put in Brill (sometimes falling back to Charis for complex IPA). and if they ask "Arial" (for body) I put in Myriad. (unless page counts are involved.)

So far nobody has ever complained about it.

I think "Times" and "Arial" are often used as lay terms for "serif" and "sans".

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@melissaboiko what's comic sans?

comic sans 

@meena in my experience comic sans is The Unnameable. it is only called out by name by people who hate it. nobody ever says 'go make a sign in comic sans'.

what it ~stands for~ is fun, light-heartedness, personality, friendliness, creativity, legibility, attention-drawing. basically if somebody wants a text to be something other than ‘boring text’ and their universe of choice is MS fonts, they'll pick Comic.

comic sans 

@melissaboiko that's a really apt description

thank you!

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@melissaboiko Maybe one day academic publishing evolves and we can just submit using some plain text markup + SVG + MathML, and not need to worry about fonts and other typographic details.

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I love how Charis looks for ipa!

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