Times Newer Roman

A font like Times New Roman, but each letter is 5-10% wider

WTFGolden Kitty 2018

Times Newer Roman is just like Times New Roman, but it’s 5% - 10% wider, giving students a massive (and undetectable) leg up in the eternal battle against essay page requirements. Try it out!


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And here I clicked to find a new Times New Roman, potentially one suited more for the digital medium in terms of typography, readability and style. And what did I find, a stupid cheating aid. As a university lecturer, I find that strong students struggle to stay under the limit and weaker ones focus on length instead of elaborateness. Any student coming by, check out the Havard Writing Center (its online and free). For the Cheaters: Focus your time and energy on the task at hand. To learn to not cut corners and do things properly is the closest lesson you can get for "the real life application" in question here. With short emails in the future, you will learn soon enough that elaborate thoughts don't fit a page or 140 characters. For the authors: If you dedicate that much time to create something with the only purpose of cheating, that halos quite a lot into undesirable character / business traits.
@dinos different people have different views. Here is a tweet from a law professor at the University of South Carolina https://twitter.com/policelawpro...
@dinos @15greenberg but then students of that professor would have no need for this font…
Hey Product Hunters We’ve all been there. It’s 4 AM, and you have a paper due in a few hours, and you need to write just one more page to hit that requirement. These minimums exemplify the educational system’s tendency to push quantity over quality, something that’s completely at odds with the average professional’s need to express ideas in the fewest words possible (no one is going to read a super long email, for instance). Times Newer Roman is a commentary on the way students actually think. It also creates a system that encourages students to say more with less. Created to to help students get away with something that, let’s face it, they’re trying to get away with anyway. Until now, students have relied on manually increasing the size of periods, margins and spacing while praying that their professor doesn’t notice due to arbitrary page requirements. With Times Newer Roman, the playbook has been simplified and rewritten so students can succinctly express their ideas and reach those nonsensical page requirements with less words. The new typeface looks just like the classic Times New Roman, except each letter is indistinguishably 5-10% wider across the board (we have had students test this in our beta and their professors cannot tell, they truly believe it is Times New Roman). Let me say… making a font is NOT easy. Times Newer Roman was created by meticulously altering a different publically available typeface, attempting not to directly match the original but to extend the visual length of a piece of writing as inconspicuous as possible. We widened specific letters along the x-axis where it’s least noticeable while maintaining stroke width and harmonious curve modeling. Punctuation has also been increased in size and all letters have been spaced out evenly. The result is a new font that is completely impossible to distinguish from Times New Roman with the naked eye. This this is amazing? Unethical? Somewhere in between? We’ll be online to chat about the project...for better or worse! ✍ Daniel, Ben & Gabe
@15greenberg This is unethical and I love it. Just downloaded it. Good work @gabriel_whaley @rosen & Daniel.
@yesnoornext we hope you enjoy it
@15greenberg I just finished high school... This could've saved me from sleepless nights.
If only I had this when I was still in school 😞
@rrhoover do a good deed, pass it along, and pay it forward 😃
@rrhoover don’t we all
@rrhoover next project: Times New Machine
@rrhoover @gabriel_whaley My little brother is gonna love this.
Others have covered how important this is for giving students the breathing room to think through their ideas in essay form without regard for (dare I say it) fascist page limits. But I just want to say that, to me, this font is more about body acceptance. Its wide camber and curvy serifs feel roomier and non-judgemental, like a pair of stretchy pants. I’ve been using this font for a few days now and I already feel the body positivity radiating from my computer screen. This is the happiest I’ve been since I installed f.lux to sympathize with the differently sighted.
@william_stoy huh, never even considered that...
Hehe. I can see the fun in this! I remember getting extremely creative with my spacing in desperate moments. I use SquareSpace a lot and I love how their default style editor lets you play around with letter spacing... most text editors just let you play around with the space between lines. Aesthetically I prefer having more white space rather than less -- feels more pleasing on the eyes 😄
@abadesi we hope students every where rejoice