The script lettering fonts that are used on the Survivor: Blood vs. Water Survivor script are all extremely complicated to read.
But that doesn’t mean that you should skip using them.
In this week’s installment of The VICE News Podcast, I asked a handful of the show’s cast and crew about their use of these scripts, and how to read them the right way.
Read the transcript below to see why they say the script fonts aren’t as helpful as they appear.
“It’s so frustrating,” said Sarah Lacina, who plays a survivor who has just arrived on the island.
“We can’t find a script font that works.
It’s so hard to type.
I just want a script that’s a little bit more legible.
I can’t see my eyes because of the way it’s written.”
Kelsey Grammer, who stars on the show as a survivor and played one of the survivors, also took issue with the scripts.
“I have a little issue with that.
It doesn’t make sense to me,” Grammer said.
“You just have to read it the way you see it.
If it looks like a normal script, you have to use it.
You can’t just take the font that’s there and write something like that.”
But what does that mean?
It means that you might not need to worry about whether the script font is legible or not.
In this week, the Survivor cast and the writers said that they were using their own fonts, which are all legible, but they added that they are using a font that is more legibly than what they currently use.
“We do have a bunch of fonts we use that we’ve actually used for the past seven years, and we’ve used some of those fonts for the script,” Lacina said.
“[But] we are also using the font on our phones.
We’re going to use this new font on all our phones that we’re using now.
And I’m going to put that on our phone and it will look like a script.”
The Survivor writers also said that the font was still the best script font out there.
“The font that we use is the one that we actually use,” Grammar said.