I would like to know the name of the body font used in the Programmers Stack Exchange site. I was keen on using it in my blog.

PS: Sorry, I do not know if this is the place to ask this, but I felt that the question didn't fit in any of the programming sites.

edit: Font here I mean the font of the question body, not of the header/title section.


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The handwritten font in the title, top nav and section header is House Whiteboard. Yes, it is actually Hugh Laurie's handwriting. ("It's Not Lupus!")

From Site Design, round 2

You can read about the progression of the design via the three main posts surrounding it:

Design Ideas for Programmers Site [Closed]

Site Design, round 2

New Design Launched

You should be able to find out what you need to know via those posts, or by analyzing the CSS and HTML. If not, you can probably leave a comment on one of those posts asking for more specific information.


Just copy paste the text into Microsoft Word

Here you go.

font yeah?

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    -1 - that's clearly not what the OP asked. He's looking for the font used in the logo. Jun 1, 2011 at 6:53
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    That is what I thought too, but I reckon OP must have forgotten to mention it. " programmers stack exchange site" is kinda vague IMO.
    – Reno
    Jun 1, 2011 at 6:58
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    Haha there's absolutely nothing "clear" about the question. Jun 1, 2011 at 7:03

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