New York Times no longer uses Times font

by Derek Sivers

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Kinda funny : the New York Times website ( did a redesign and now uses the Georgia font (my personal favorite), not the Times font, that is so standard everywhere else.


2006-04-04 00:45:50
And Quotes!
Hey, and they’re finally using quotation marks instead of those ludicrous ``double graves." Are any newspapers using “curly quotes” online yet?
2006-04-06 05:30:51
new york times?
Time New Roman is from The Times of London.

From my mac's System Profiler:

This remarkable typeface first appeared in 1932 in The Times of London newspaper, for which it was designed. It has subsequently become one of the worlds most successful type creations. The original drawings were made under Stanley Morison's direction by Victor Lardent at The Times. It then went through an extensive iterative process involving further work in Monotype's Type Drawing Office. Based on experiments Morison had conducted using Perpetua and Plantin, it has many old style characteristics but was adapted to give excellent legibility coupled with good economy. Widely used in books and magazines, for reports, office documents and also for display and advertising.

2007-01-20 22:33:36
"The Times" refers to a conservative newspaper based in London. There is no such thing as "The Times of London newspaper" or "The London Times." The New York Times is so named because it couldn't steal the name of an older newspaper. The Times changed its font in November of 2006. It's called Modern Times.