Problem: I am looking at numbers all day long. Is there a better font?
Strategy: Famous designer Erik Spiekermann released a font called Axel that he designed for on screen use in spreadsheets. Among the benefits of Axel:
- Similar letters are clearly distinguishable. The zero is slashed to differentiate it from a capital O. The 1 has a suitable serif to differentiate it from a lower case L. I would not have to use Ctrl+One if this book were set in Axel!.
- Legible on a monitor.
- Looks good in a PDF or printed. Embeddable in PDF.
- Many fractions, superscripts, subscripts.
- Axel is designed for Excel.