Reposted to Graphic Design.
Assuming I always have enough space to write what I need to write, and I never get into a position like What is the best font for extremely limited space, i.e. will fit the most READABLE text in the smallest space?, when should I use a condensed font? Is it ever appropriate, or does it just make the UI feel cramped?
The reason I am asking this is because I have six items on the screen at once:
Would this be an appropriate time for a condensed font? I can fit all the wanted text with a wider font, but there is less space between sections with this wider font. However, the condensed font of course makes the text look more cramped.
Is this a case where a condensed font would be appropriate? If not, when would be an appropriate time to use it?