[LINK] Please help keep this building a Comic Sans free zone

Roger Clarke Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Sat Mar 19 11:44:34 AEDT 2011

Tom Worthington wrote:
>  While in the queue for a free coffee I noticed an official looking ANU
sign on the building, which said: "Please help keep this building a 
Comic Sans free zone". It took me a few minutes to work out this was 
a joke.

At 11:17 +1100 19/3/11, Ash Nallawalla wrote:
>(Took me a while to register that Comic Sans is one of the more serious acts
>of mental cruelty committed by Microsoft.)
>Comic Sans MS (or Comic Sans) is a casual script typeface modeled on 
>fonts used in American comic books for several decades. Sans is 
>short for sans-serif. The modern Comic Sans was designed by Vincent 
>Connare and released in 1994 by Microsoft Corporation. It is 
>classified as a casual, non-connecting script, and was designed to 
>imitate the historical comic book lettering, for use in informal 
>documents. Similar fonts were used in early Apple Inc. personal 
>computers as well.[citation needed]

Wasn't there something along these lines in the font-set that came 
with the original Mac OS 1.0 in 1984?

This page gave the framework I wanted, but not the detail:

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