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This new version of Courier looks great. As a fan of monotype in all forms this makes me happy. Interestingly this was designed with a specific purpose in mind, to improve legibility for screen play writers, and the folk who read them.
Screenwriting began in the era of typewriters, and it’s always been served raw. What the screenwriter pulls out of the typewriter isn’t a manuscript to be sent to the publisher — it’s the final product.
Over the years, the tools have changed, with the advent of computers and printers and PDFs. But we still expect scripts to look like they came out of a typewriter.
Specifically, we want screenplays to be twelve-point Courier.