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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:

enter image description here 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?

closed as off-topic by tohster, Mervin Johnsingh, Evil Closet Monkey, Graham Herrli, Roger Attrill Apr 20 '15 at 20:32

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    Welcome to UX StackExchange! This isn't really a UX question, and should probably be posted to graphicdesign.stackexchange.com – tohster Apr 20 '15 at 15:54
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    @tohster understood, thanks. Do you know how I can go about migrating? Or am i supposed to cross-post? – Evorlor May 5 '15 at 14:21
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    assuming you want to just get an answer to complete your work, I'd suggest just cross-posting. This closed question will take care of itself since there are no answers posted. Moderators please jump in if you advise otherwise – tohster May 5 '15 at 14:32
  • @tohster posted to graphicdesign.stackexchange.com. Thanks! graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/53147/… – Evorlor May 5 '15 at 14:37
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    Good luck, come back and visit us after the design gods help you! – tohster May 5 '15 at 14:40