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Agate font?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by bigpern23, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    So for some reason over the years, my shop has never put agate or box scores in with stories. I've decided to start including box scores with stories and I'm trying to find the best font for it. I need something that will be small enough to get all the info in, but still clear enough to read.

    I use Quark XPress. I was wondering what are some of the fonts and point sizes you all use. Thanks for your help.
  2. You can never go wrong with hobo :D
  3. chazp

    chazp Active Member

    Times New Roman PS 8-point.
  4. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    7-point Poynter Regular Condensed (or Helvetica Condensed). 7 on 7.5 leading.

    And make that agate ragged right!
  5. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    Interstate Light Condensed - and never go lower than 7 point font. Don't be afraid to use the condensed version of any sans serif font you choose.
  6. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    I can't remember our font, but it's 6 on 6.5 leading, and it's justified (hi Shottie).

    I think it's really hard to read, so don't do what we do.
  7. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    TNR? You use a serif font for your agate?
  8. chazp

    chazp Active Member

    Don't know what TNR means, but our paper has used that font since I've been here. Don't know why.
  9. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Don't you run any agate now? Don't you already have an agate font?
  10. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    It's font geek shorthand for Times New Roman.
  11. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Vectoral Roman is a wonderful font for agate, especially numbers.

    It's one of those odd fonts that looks best small and worse and worse the bigger you run it.
  12. chazp

    chazp Active Member

    Duh, if I had a brain I'd be dangerous.
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