Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Mom loves technology and when she found this last week she knew that everyone would want to know about it. If you want to do your part to help the environment, Ecofont is for you. The best part of all is that you can get it for free.

The people at Spranq Creative Communications came up with Ecofont. They are based in the Netherlands and they hope to increase environmental awareness through Ecofont. Mom is surprised, once again, that no one thought of this before. I had to remind her, again, that someone, somewhere may have thought of it, but maybe they kept to to themselves and didn't want to share it.

The Ecofont is created by omitting parts of the letter. It really kind of looks like swiss cheese, which I love. Even though parts of the letter are omitted, it is still quite visible and usable. I think it looks very modern and Mom thinks it looks groovy baby. Ecofont is eco-friendly because it uses about 15 percent less ink. Less ink usage means that your ink cartridge will last longer.

According to their website, it is based on the Vera Sans, an Open Source letter and it works best for OpenOffice, AppleWorks and MS Office 2007. It works best when using font size 9 or 10. Timeout. Mom never uses anything less than a font size of 12 because she is getting old, so I am not so sure that this is going to work for her. Anyway, if you print on a laser printer (which Mom does not) you will have the best printing results.

Head over to http://www.ecofont.eu/ right now to download the Ecofont. I will let you know how Mom does with the small font size. She may have to squint a lot to use it, but it's worth it. I just hope all the squinting doesn't give her more wrinkles or she will start looking like me.

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