Writers seem to like to write in Times New Roman, at least in their word processing programs.

Journals used to want stories submitted in Courier, but now Times New Roman is common in guidelines (always read and follow the guidelines), and with the growing use of electronic submissions, stories appear in whatever default font the submission program is set for.

Anyone can make his or her own font now—and share it with the world.

Maybe the sequel to Helvetica will be your customized font! (There’s nothing like seeing this film with a bunch of design students. But I recommend it to everyone, even if you view it from the couch by yourself.)

And then there are thoughts on fonts while overseas (scroll down to my article “Language Redux”).