Caecilia and the Kindle

Primary tabs

11 posts / 0 new
Last post
Patrick Lee's picture
Offline
Joined: 28 Feb 2007 - 2:08pm
Caecilia and the Kindle
0

I've always been fond of Caecilia.

I don't have a Kindle, but if I did, I wonder if I'd become so accustomed to seeing Caecilia on that little monochrome screen every day that it might start to look odd to me when I see it IRL. So ever since the first Kindle came out, I have an extra little hesitation to work through before using Caecilia in a project.

Am I being too sensitive?

Tags: 
Thomas Phinney's picture
Offline
Joined: 3 Sep 2002 - 11:00am
0

Not at all. The associations a typeface carries are part of its overall impact and effect. That doesn't mean you shouldn't use Caecilia, but you should be aware of the added baggage from using "the Kindle font." Could be a bonus, could be a negative, depending on the situation.

Simon Daniels's picture
Offline
Joined: 11 Apr 2002 - 6:37pm
0

>I have an extra little hesitation to work through before using Caecilia in a project.

You're breaking my heart.

John Savard's picture
Offline
Joined: 23 Nov 2009 - 8:42pm
0

>>I have an extra little hesitation to work through before using Caecilia in a project.

>You're breaking my heart.

And is your confidence also being shaken on a daily basis?

Kent Lew's picture
Offline
Joined: 21 Apr 2002 - 11:00am
0

C’mon, you guys, you’re just going to confuse all the kids with your ancient references. ;-)

Karl Stange's picture
Offline
Joined: 17 Sep 2009 - 10:07am
0

Am I being too sensitive?

This reminds me of something I encountered at school; people would love the little band they had discovered and be absolutely devoted to them until they became big or someone they did not like had heard of them, at which point they were dropped like tainted meat.

Dixon Yamada's picture
Offline
Joined: 24 Nov 2011 - 11:30am
0

Wasn't this a Simon & Garfunkel song?

Thomas Phinney's picture
Offline
Joined: 3 Sep 2002 - 11:00am
0

Yes, hence the lyric references from Si and quadibloc. (Si was not being sarcastic, though it might have sounded that way.)

John Savard's picture
Offline
Joined: 23 Nov 2009 - 8:42pm
0

@Thomas Phinney:
(Si was not being sarcastic, though it might have sounded that way.)

Which was precisely why I felt a need to disambiguate the situation with an additional lyric reference.

However, the actual title of the Simon & Garfunkel song was Cecilia.

Donald St Denis's picture
Offline
Joined: 8 May 2012 - 9:30pm
0

I've used Kindles for awhile now, and I eventually grew tired of Caecilia. Overexposure, I guess.

Now I'm happy to see a few more typeface choices on the latest Kindle, plus the embedded fonts that some publishers are putting in their e-books. So, yes, when I see Caecilia IRL, I might recoil a bit. Maybe that's just me, though.

terry pierce's picture
Offline
Joined: 11 Nov 2014 - 9:44pm
0

I am also using Kindle, and in fact they are "not struggling" but they are making innovative ideas and taking the new leap instead. Their latest device is powerful and I could say better than any other Kindle-like platform. My Kindle is always in good care, recently I bought customize cases from http://www.kekacase.com/design-your-own/kindle-cases.html, and turns out all good.