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    Can someone help out there on how to differentitae between male and female fonts and what are they?

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    Homework anyone?

    Helvetica Bold is male, Curlz MT is female.
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    • #3
      Huh?
      I thought all fonts were just 'bastards'.

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      • #4
        Maybe your fonts are PD, but mine aren't!!
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        • #5
          Well that's what I call all the ones that don't print. So I guess thay all aren't

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          • #6
            Have you tried a Google search? Not that I think there is such a thing as male or female fonts...
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            • #7
              Originally posted by dakudedsm View Post
              Can someone help out there on how to differentiate between male and female fonts and what are they?
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Virgo Nightingale View Post
                Have you tried a Google search? Not that I think there is such a thing as male or female fonts...
                lol... This is the first I've heard of it too, but I suppose you could genderfy your fonts the same way many languages add gender to different nouns. For instance, a train is male, a bicycle is female, etc.

                I'm still picturing Mr. PD trying to print a stubborn font and crying, "You bastard font!!!"
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                • #9
                  I've heard of orphan fonts. But they're orphans, no one cares about them, no one cares if they're male or female.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by CkretAjint View Post
                    Homework anyone?

                    Helvetica Bold is male, Curlz MT is female.
                    I'm thinking the same way Ckret is, not "male" or "female," but "masculine" and "feminine."

                    Futura Bold is masculine, Shelley Andante is feminine. But it's really really subjective.
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                    • #11
                      Orphan fonts? I only know of orphan words... and widows.... =D
                      Ned Yeung, A.C.E.
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                      • #12
                        in the os9 days when you couldn't match a bitmap font with the outline font or visa versa they were called orphan fonts.

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                        • #13
                          Ooh, oh... I get what you mean. Post-script outlines. Those really bug me when that happens.
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                          • #14
                            When does the Sexist against fonts movement begin?

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                            • #15
                              What about hermaphrodite fonts?
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