Why is Comic Sans disliked so much?
Comic Sans is a very popular font and many people dislike it. Websites like bancomicsans.com are saying that it is overused, I dislike comic sans a bit for this reason but are there any other reasons that you can think of.
I also like this article from the BBC about Comic Sans.
Answer by Alekz · Nov 03, 2010 at 03:18 AM
The main reason is that it's used where it doesn't belong by SO many people, because they don't know better. It's like the IE6 of typography. Choosing and/or creating fonts is a big branch of typography (which is a branch of design), and Comic Sans MS is considered very unattractive and not very functional (other than readable, it's really not that pretty).
This article explains overused and over the top fonts it satirically well.
The font that you use is part of the impression you give the reader. A serious sentence with a "comic" font does not fulfill it's purpose. Would you e-mail salary reports to your boss in Comic Sans? In Papyrus?
Answer by Rizzy · Nov 02, 2010 at 07:59 PM
I think this is stupid.
Ban people who can't spell or talk. (i.e. "teh"; "I can has whatever", and "c u l8tr"
Ban politicians who make our lives hell.
Ban convicted felons running for office.
Ban shoplifters from retail stores.
Comic Sans? GET A LIFE PEOPLE. It's a FONT. Don't like it? Don't use it.
Answer by BlazeEagle · Nov 03, 2010 at 03:23 AM
I assume it's because many professionals likely view it as a unprofessional font.
I agree in that sense, but otherwise, I have no problems with that font & think it's fairly easy to read.
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