Georgia is one of the most legible font out of the default set because of the increase width and serif but yet most of the education system still relies on Times New Roman; plus Georgia uses old style numbering instead of lining which is very sexy. Typography and graphic design are no different from fashion and fiber studies in that though Typography and graphic design are two very similar disciplines, they vary greatly from one another and deserve to be respected as individuals. Typography branches into three sub–categories which are lettering, calligraphy, and type design. Lettering is usually meant to be legible and is by far the most popular since lettering dwells deeply with illustration. Calligraphy is a fine art and does not have to be legible; often categorized with a nib. Calligraphy is free form, though requires the most skill in draftsmanship. Last of all type design is simply the act of making type or font. Type designers use both calligraphy and lettering in order to create the best typeface for a specific theme. Type designers don’t get enough credit, through the eyes of an average viewer, text is nothing but computerized software used for their school essays or tumblr photos and is usually scrounged from Dafont or Fontsquirrel. Font enables the viewer to comprehend what they are reading (most of the time) in the most stylized and sophisticated way possible. Fonts like Arial or Myriad contains specimens that date back centuries by stone carvers, printmakers, and sign painters. Serif fonts were created to be legible due to the implied lines that link each letter. People who aren’t savvy in terms of penmanship can make a swanky, hipster website with a simple script font. Language is the epitome of how we work as a society whether internationally like Thai Helvetica or even for the blind like Braille sans. Without type, the internet as we know it would not exist! Could we code with emoticons? confirm(“You can’t!”); In the end the world needs to be educated more in terms of typography and especially type design. Maybe one day more people will use Georgia more than Times New Roman, until then, type designers and enthusiasts will continue to gripe through Papyrus and uneven x–heights as well as cry over bad lettering such as this: http://www.vancouversun.com/cms/binary/8952454.jpg