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I was curious to hear what others think on using a display face for body text (web font)? If it renders remarkably well, is it wrong? The typeface in question is Kulturista. Click here to see it in use.
I doesn’t look horrible. An alternative might be Ibis RE from Webtype. Btw, make sure you check the Apple rendering as well!
Will do and thank you for the alternative recommendation. However, I think Adelle Light might be a closer fit.
The suggestion is due to quality. The RE series is pretty solid. If Kulturista works, use it!
My apologies. I think what I was getting at is if using a display face for text type is "frowned upon". I guess you're right, if it works, use it.
Like death, screen rendering can be the great equalizer...
Kulturista might be hard to use to print a book, but it clearly renders onscreen in a very texty manner. And what people call something certainly doesn't affect how it works.
The thing about text fonts on the web is that if you look at one size/resolution/rendering combination, and say "It works", you don't work.
In my defense, I wasn't relying on just the font-size or the rendering alone. It was a combination of looking for a typeface that complimented my logotype and also the typeface of my headers. I believe these are all important factors to make that decision. What I said above might have come across as ignorant.
No, you are doing fine.
I think maybe you/we were misled by the classification of this face for display and not also for text, which works well in most browsers.
Thank you, David. I appreciate the feedback.