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April 12, 2010

Thankfully, No Comic Sans

devadutta @ 11:59 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1271116748 ) Play

Connect this super dude and the following typefaces to an “island nation”.

The list of typefaces is not exhaustive

Cracked by: shyam , akhi , Thejas V R , googboog , bobo , krudebox , Goyal , shenoyvarun86 , Shwetha Maiya , Rithwik K , varuns88 , Aparna , madhur , Raghuvansh , PrK , Logik , Rogi , kriskingle , SV , mankuTimma , Dibyo , Bharath , poo , Poornima , udupendra , The One and Only and Mo

Answer:

Quoting Dibyo

Donald Knuth presents cheques for small denominations to readers who find errors in his textbooks, but due to problems with fraud, as of 2008 they have been drawn on the Bank of San Serriffe, a fictional island country.

The places in this fictional island are named after other typefaces, just like San Serriffe is a play on San Serif.


30 Responses to “Thankfully, No Comic Sans”

  1. shyam

    Knuth & San Serriffe :)


  2. shrik
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    Donald Knuth and Greek typefaces. Knuth made the first Greek fonts for computer typesetting.


  3. akhi
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    San Seriffe.Knuth’s identify-error-in-textbook-cheque is now drawn on Bank Of Seriffe.


  4. Sans Seriffe, the fictional island country.


  5. donald knuth
    San Serriffe island (a fictional island created on april fools day 1977 by this guy


  6. donald knuth draws his error-check cheques from the bank of san serriffe these days (after the spoof island)


  7. krudebox
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    The Fictional Island nation of San Serrife. created as an April Fool’s Joke in the Guardian Newspaper.

    Professor Donald Knuth of Stanford University presented cheques drawn on the Bank of San Serriffe. Bodoni, Minion etc are places in the country.


  8. Goyal
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    Donald Knuth & San Sriffe


  9. Commenting again.
    The fictional island is Sans Seriff.
    The super dude is Donald Knuth.
    Bodoni, Baskerville and Minion are part of the Sans Seriffe fiction.


  10. shenoyvarun86
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    San Seriffe, Don Knuth;
    Donald Knuth presents cheques for small denominations to readers who find errors in his textbooks, but due to problems with fraud, as of 2008 they have been drawn on the Bank of San Serriffe.


  11. 1. Donald Knuth
    2. Sans-serif typeface
    3. San Serriffe, fictional island nation created for April Fools’ Day, 1977, by Britain’s Guardian newspaper


  12. Rithwik K

    The chap is Donald Knuth

    The connect is San Serriffe

    All the typesfaces lend its name to various places of “intrest”.


  13. varuns88
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    Donald Knuth’s cheques to readers who find errors in his books are drawn on Bank of San Serriffe.


  14. Aparna
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    San Serriffe


  15. madhur
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    Donald Knuth established the Bank of San Serriffe which is a fictional island nation with capital Bodoni, port of Baskerville, etc.


  16. Raghuvansh
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    Island nation – San Seriffe.

    Dude = Donald Knuth, who issues cheques made out on the Bank of San Seriffe to people who find mistakes in his books.


  17. PrK

    Donald Knuth and the fictitious island of San Serriffe with the typefaces as its road names … Don Knuth came up with a fictitious bank name ” Bank of San Serriffe” to give cheques for finding typos in his manuscripts


  18. Logik
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    Donald knuth. Island of san seriffe created by the guardian as an april fools joke. Bank of san seriffe is mentioned on knuth’s error cheques.


  19. Rogi
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    San Serriffe


  20. kriskingle

    Professor Donald Knuth and possibly the greatest April fools joke….about the “country” of san Seriffe, with its capital at Bodoni and a Port Baskerville. He issues cheques to readers who find errors in his books, but they are drawn on the Bank of San Seriffe.


  21. SV
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    From the wiki page of San Seriffe: “Professor Donald Knuth of Stanford University presents cheques for small denominations to readers who find errors in his textbooks, but due to problems with fraud, as of 2008 they have been drawn on the Bank of San Serriffe.”


  22. mankuTimma
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    The “island nation”(more exactly fictional island nation) is San Serriffe which is a kinda pun on Serif typefaces. Donald Knuth presents cheques for small denominations to readers who find errors in his textbooks, but due to problems with fraud, as of 2008 they have been drawn on the Bank of San Serriffe.


  23. Dibyo
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    Donald Knuth presents cheques for small denominations to readers who find errors in his textbooks, but due to problems with fraud, as of 2008 they have been drawn on the Bank of San Serriffe, a fictional island country.

    all those fonts have been created using Metafont, Knuth’s typesetting program

    San Seriffe is a play on Sans Serif.

    And so on…


  24. Bharath
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    Donald Knuth

    And the computer modern family of typefaces used in TEX/LATEX


  25. poo

    San Serriffe
    Donald Knuth


  26. Poornima

    San Serriffe

    http://www.absoluteastronomy.c.....n_Serriffe


  27. udupendra
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    San Seriffe (fictional island nation for aprilfoolery by guardian) -> Bank of San Seriffe -> Knuth


  28. The One and Only

    San Serriffe


  29. sidsen
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    maths fonts?


  30. Mo

    Knuth to error finders. “Initially, Knuth sent reward checks to the finders. However, he stopped doing so in October 2008, because of problems with check fraud. As a replacement, he started his own “Bank of San Serriffe,” in the fictional nation of San Serriffe which keeps an account for everyone who found an error in or after 2006.[3] In addition, Knuth now sends out “hexadecimal certificates” instead of checks.”


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