View Full Version : Serif fonts for mac?

19th September 2007, 09:38 PM
Can anyone recommend a decent (and free) Sans Serif font for Mac? The biology department at uni has some really anal rules about assignment formats and makes it compulsory to use a Sans Serif font and I HATE Times New Roman.. :mad:

Any other suggestions?

Cheers! :D

19th September 2007, 09:40 PM
sans serif is a font such as Arial, Helvetica etc

Times is a Serif font

19th September 2007, 09:41 PM
Times is a serif font.

19th September 2007, 09:42 PM
Use Helvetica - can't go wrong (Arial is scum!)

19th September 2007, 09:44 PM
Sorry, I have gotten them mixed up...I need a Serif font...aka the one with the feet on. Could you please edit the title? Thanks :)

I would use Helvetica or Calibria (yes, yes I know :o but I really like it) otherwise :mad:

19th September 2007, 09:49 PM
Vitaly Friedman's "Free quality fonts" blogpost is mandatory reading:

Fontin or Gentium are awesome free serif fonts with very complete character sets.

19th September 2007, 09:59 PM
Electra. Great modern Serif.


19th September 2007, 10:10 PM
Thanks for the suggestions! :D

I think I am going to go with Optima for now...and will no doubt change my mind many times..too many nice fonts!

Cheers :)

20th September 2007, 12:26 PM
I have changed my mind...found one on the Mac called BiauKai which I like :) No bold typeface for it though, so have stuck with Optima for my headings :thumbup:

Cheers :D

Mark T
20th September 2007, 11:14 PM
…and I HATE Times New Roman.. :mad:

My uni experience suggests that you should not be attempting to please yourself, but rather trying to please your lecturers/tutors.

Unless, of course you are marking your own assignments!

Mark T
20th September 2007, 11:18 PM
+1 for Palatino.

Jordan M
20th September 2007, 11:20 PM
I personally Love the Segoe font for use with assignments (Microsoft) (not just segeoUI (included with Vista)