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❶The thing about Palatino, to me, is that you have to bump it up a size or two to really see its beauty. And I know the feeling

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In TheSans Condensed, each weight only includes roman and italic, but all 4 number styles can be found. It is a monospaced variant. All fonts use hanging monospaced figures.

It is a monospaced variant with ragged strokes. It included fonts in regular and bold weights in the widest TheSansMono width, with complementary italic fonts. It uses hanging monospaced figures. It is a slab serif font family. It included fonts in 8 weights and 1 width, with complementary italic fonts.

It is a slab serif font family, but using only serif on upper portion of small letters. Each weight only includes roman and italic. It is a variant based on TheSerif. It included fonts in 7 weights and 1 width, with complementary italic fonts.

OpenType feature includes small caps roman only. TheAntiqua won an award in from Type Directors Club. Classic family includes all 8 font weights, with roman, italic, small caps roman, small caps italic, expert, expert italic in each weight. It includes hanging proportional, hanging monospaced, lining proportional, lining monospaced figures; and additional f-ligatures.

Expert fonts include arrows, swashes, fraction figures, alternate styles, mathematic symbols, ornaments. Basic family includes all 8 font weights, but without small caps and expert fonts.

It includes lining proportional figures smaller than in classic. Office family only includes Regular and Bold weights, with only roman and italic in each weight. It includes hanging monospaced figures. The optical interpolation b , in the three stems a thinnest , b interpolation and c thickest , is set to the geometric mean of a and c , i. Note particularly the flourishes in the lowercase g and k as well as the capital Q compared to other serif fonts.

It's the little touches that make all the difference! I like, and use, Palatino. For the math font, Euler is fantastic. Centaur is very nice, though perhaps not professional enough--a little more stylized than Garamond.

I'm partial to Minion Pro for body text and Myriad Pro for heds. And I know the feeling I vacillated for some time when I was pulling my thesis together.

Finally settled on Garamond mere minutes before rushing to the printer the day it was due. It was the right choice. I guess, though, that your field of study might influence your choice I was finishing up an MFA in poetry. My friend, on the other hand, is working on a dissertation in statistics, and he'll likely choose something with a little more heft. Goudy Old Style is the other font I was thinking about when I was working on my thesis. For me, in the end, I found Garamond a little more subtle.

If you have a Mac: Actually, I recommend that font even if you don't have a Mac, but if you have a Mac it's already installed. I also like Optima, which sort of looks like it has serifs but doesn't actually. It is a bit dated, and not quite dated enough to be classic, unfortunately, so I'm not sure I'd go for it. I used it several times this semester, with Futura for headings. To anyone who suggested a sans-serif typeface: Any of these will do well.

Palatino is getting kind of old and busted, though, and Times New Roman is for high school kids and people who use Arial. The thing about Palatino, to me, is that you have to bump it up a size or two to really see its beauty. If that's not an option, then Garamond's a good way to go.

As a gag, though, it'd be awesome to print up a version with one of these fonts! BTW, good luck defending, and all that! Thanks so much for all your suggestions. I have spent so much time lately reading other people's theses, and I was struck that they were all in Times New Roman except for one in Courier New. I'd stick with Garamond; Adobe's new pro version is really terrific. Also, all of the Caslon bookfaces are excellent for this sort of work.

I think Palatino, as someone else suggested, is just too subtle and has too much detail for small settings. And I realize the debate about this rages on, but sans serif faces are just not appropriate for long, continuous settings. Times is great for the Times.

And there is, actually, a Times that includes OsF and smallcaps, which I wish were bundled instead of the crummy version you get with most operating systems. I am a very big fan of Mark van Bronkhorst's Verdigris mvbfonts. Yet another vote for Garamond.

The nice thing about Times is that it sets really, really tight. Very handy when you're trying to get under a page limit and very unhandy if you're trying to pad. Also, your font better not call attention to itself. If your readers are thinking "wow, what's that font? As an added bonus, it takes up less space than Times New Roman.

I use it on my resume because it reproduces well on copiers and fax machines, and you can fit a lot of copy on a page without looking like you're smashing text together. As a designer, I'll fourth or fifth Garamond. Use a light weight for your main copy, and a heaver weight for any headings or specially formatted text. Set your type to no bigger than 10pt for body copy unless you're trying to read if from 5 feet away and bump up the leading line spacing in Word a 'smidge.

Not double spaced for sure, but just a hair more than the default setting. Times New Roman is for high school kids and people who use Arial This is ridiculous advice. It's a master's thesis, not a design project.

There are, for better or worse, conventions that should be followed, even if the reasons for the conventions are outmoded or unclear.

I'm sure 'classic' is to disuade you from using something like Comic Sans. I would say that the more conservative the font the better. This font makes you look very hardcore, because it implies that you used LaTeX to draft your paper.

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I think every PhD student goes through the font-procrastination phase, but for me this was an important moment of – as you say – polishing, and also of valuing the look and feel of my thesis document.

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