There are a lot of fonts out there in the world, with new ones being developed almost every day. However there are a few standard typefaces you should be aware of and their purposes.
* Courier: This typeface mimics a typewriter in looks and thus is the standard for manuscripts. Stories, novels, and screen plays are submitted to agents in this typeface.
* Time New Roman: A classic that has been around for years, this typeface is a standard for essays and most day to day word processing. It’s a common default for word processing software.
*Symbol: This is the standard font for Internet Explorer, a simple sans serif font like most web standards. In the early days of the computer, serifs were hard to read so sans serif fonts were adopted for the Internet.
Of course, breaking away from standards is a sure way to stand out and get noticed, something we all need from time to time. So choose wisely.