Forensics professionals pay a great deal of attention about what fonts to use in courtroom exhibits concerning or reproducing digital evidence. To quote a paper by Fred Cohen & Associates of the California Sciences Institute [abstract below] “fonts for forensics are less about the beauty of the presentation and more about the tradeoff between readability and being definitive about what is present.” Specifically, from a presentation by Cohen at SADFE, the Systematic Approaches to Digital Forensic Engineering in 2010:
Ok, how cool is this? Look at all those fonts!
Seriously, folks, that’s a lot of fonts, but there are so many they become kind of a pattern, and it somehow works. Don’t try this at home. With excellent commentary by Peiran Tan about Chinese fonts. Continue reading “Fiery Font Friday”