Courier versus Courier New versus Monaco for plain text

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  1. applefan289 macrumors 68000

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    Which font do you like for plain text messages and why? I like Courier New.
     
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    Really? For plain text emails?
     
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    I think everyone misread the opening post! What I meant is which font do you like best when displaying plain text messages. Hence, I said Courier vs. Courier New vs. Monaco.

    Helvetica is my favorite normal RTF font, but not my favorite plain text font!

    Arial IMO is very office-like. I think it's too boring.
     
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    Arial was the default font of Outlook Express on my last Windows PC.
     
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    I'm surprised by how popular Ariel seems to be; personally, I find it a narrow and exceedingly difficult to read font, and find that I have to squint to read it and so, as a consequence, I really dislike it. Actually, I suspect that part of the reason for its popularity lies in its location on the font selection alphabet - i.e. it starts with the letter "a".

    My preferences for any sort of text are Garamond (a lovely, clean, elegant 18th century font), Arno (a modern but very classy font), and the standard classic Times New Roman, which may be boring but at least does not strain my eyes.
     
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    Those are fixed-width fonts, great for typewriters, source code and tabular data as every character occupies the same horizontal space. They are, IMO, quite ugly for any other purpose.

    I view incoming plain text emails in helvetica.
     
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    I guess the OP meant to ask about fixed-width fonts. My favorite fixed-width font is Monaco, otherwise it's Helvetica all the way.
     
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    I apologize, yes, I meant to ask what your favorite fixed-width font is for plain text messages if you use one. It seems most people just use their standard default font for plain text messages. There's so many options my head is spinning.
     

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