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Thread poster: Niraja Nanjundan
Niraja Nanjundan  Identity Verified
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Dec 23, 2008

Just read this in the Guardian:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2008/dec/22/waste-ethicalliving


Looks like something we translators could use - what do you think?


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Jan Willem van Dormolen  Identity Verified
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Great tip Dec 23, 2008

Thank you for that tip.
I've installed the font and tried it out - it looks good in body text. Has a nice, friendly 'feel' to it. For headers, I will still use other fonts, but for regular print, this is great.


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Erica Sarnataro  Identity Verified
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Thanks! Dec 23, 2008

Hi Niraja,
thanks for letting us know.
I've just downloaded and installed it, I'm looking forward to try and see how it looks like on paper.
Erica


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LittleBalu
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Thanks, Niraja :-) Dec 23, 2008

I've just installed the font to see what it looks like on paper.

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esperantisto  Identity Verified
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The direct link to the developers’ site is Dec 23, 2008

http://www.ecofont.eu/
The font, however, is of limited use, as it has only a limited coverage of Latin, and other scripts are not supported.

[Edited at 2008-12-23 09:31 GMT]


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Niraja Nanjundan  Identity Verified
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Thanks, esperantisto! Dec 23, 2008



You're right - I guess it's still being developed, but it's an interesting idea and would be worth it, if it does work out!

[Edited at 2008-12-23 09:33 GMT]


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Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
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No real effect Dec 23, 2008

This font would only save ink if newspapers and book publishers start to use it extensively. It does not save ink on screen, in pdfs or in emails, so there is no use for me, because I never print out translations, only invoices, and my ink cartridge lasts and lasts and lasts...

Cheers
Heinrich


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esperantisto  Identity Verified
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I don’t find anything particularly interesting about it Dec 23, 2008

it's an interesting idea and would be worth it, if it does work out!


Most modern printers have:
a) economic mode of printing;
b) print multiple pages per sheet.

Those options are real ink savers that can work with any font.


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Tomás Cano Binder, CT  Identity Verified
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Just viral advertising... Dec 23, 2008

Heinrich Pesch wrote:
This font would only save ink if newspapers and book publishers start to use it extensively.


I think that news and book printers have a different approach to saving ink: they are using new screening methods that save ink while improving the quality of the image and preserving their customers' creative options. I honestly don't see the use of this type of solution in large-scale printing.

As for personal printing, all modern personal printers have an economy-printing mode which saves lots of ink/toner and time. We always use that for all documents, without having to change any fonts.

To me, this font business is just viral advertising for Spranq, actually an advertising firm. So they do their job quite well, exploiting the general desire of doing good.

(BTW: I did install and try the font; the results are like those of the printer's economy mode.)


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PAS  Identity Verified
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With esperantisto Dec 23, 2008

esperantisto wrote:
Most modern printers have:
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That's absolutely right. My laser printer is set to econo mode by default.

Also, I do most of my work on existing documents. I do like to print out the source document, but changing the font would more than likely wreck the layout.

I prefer to turn the heat down at home and take the tram to work.

Cheers,

Pawel Skalinski

[Edited at 2008-12-23 11:08 GMT]


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Niraja Nanjundan  Identity Verified
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Of course.... Dec 23, 2008

PAS wrote:

I do most of my work on existing documents. I do like to print out the source document, but changing the font would more than likely wreck the layout


....the best thing would be not to have to take any print outs at all. Like most people I send all my translations as e-mail attachments, but do still print out things for myself as well as the odd invoice I might have to send by fax.

I prefer to turn the heat down at home and take the tram to work


Great! If we had trams in Delhi, I would do the same


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Tomás Cano Binder, CT  Identity Verified
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A long discussion pending Dec 23, 2008

Niraja Nanjundan wrote:
....the best thing would be not to have to take any print outs at all. Like most people I send all my translations as e-mail attachments, but do still print out things for myself as well as the odd invoice I might have to send by fax.


I don't quite agree. If you wish, I am open to a proper, detailed, data-linked discussion about "the evils of use of paper".


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PAS  Identity Verified
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In my case tram = generic public transport vehicle Dec 23, 2008

Niraja Nanjundan wrote:
....the best thing would be not to have to take any print outs at all. Like most people I send all my translations as e-mail attachments, but do still print out things for myself as well as the odd invoice I might have to send by fax.

If we had trams in Delhi, I would do the same


I meant public transport in general... I take the tram mostly, so that was the first thing that came to my mind.

As to printing the source document - I simply see the text better on paper. Maybe I'm old fashioned this way.
It's not even a question of dual monitors. I simply work better when I have the printout in front of me.

P.A.S.


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