Which font would you use for a Book/PhD thesis within science

vascoprt's picture

Hi,

I have alreday asked this question in a "dead" forum (which wasn't entirely related with this topic), so I decided to repost it.

So, I am bout to finnish my thesis within physical chemistry that contains a couple of mathematical equations with greek characters in them. Everyone uses times new roman and i' trying to stay out of that as far as possible. So far I just have minion in my mind...maybe together with myriad.

And as a general question, which font would you pick for a informal science newsletter/book?

Thanks,
vasco

dtw's picture

Yep, Minion's good. You could try Stone (serif for the body text, sans for the headings, tables etc.)

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DrDoc's picture

I use Minion for almost all of my academic work (with Myriad for footnotes). I've also used Hoefler with Gill Sans Light for footnotes to great effect.

Linda Cunningham's picture

Congrats in finishing your thesis.

Some universities dictate what fonts/sizes are acceptable (and will summarily reject others), so be sure your institution doesn't have specific rules already. (Went through this with mine -- our faculty could do what it wanted, but everyone else governed by the Faculty of Grad Studies had to use Courier. Go figure.)

Minion/Myriad, Stone Serif/Sans, and Hoefler/GSL would all make fine match-ups, and would add Centaur and Helvetica as well -- I've seen a number of academic/science papers set with that combo that were quite fetching.

metalfoot's picture

I might try Gentium, as well, if you're a starving student and don't need bold/bold italic for your Greek.

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