small academic rebellion
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".
@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.
@melissaboiko that's a really apt description
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