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Re: My preference on serifs:

by ambrus (Abbot)
on Apr 25, 2008 at 13:12 UTC ( #682822=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to My preference on serifs:

Serif. Always. It's much better.

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Re^2: My preference on serifs:
by blazar (Canon) on Apr 25, 2008 at 14:31 UTC

    I personally believe that sans-serif is more readable, but not for long running texts. Thus it is reasonable to apply a sans-serif fontface to sectioning headers, captions and the like. Most importantly, it's not only my personal belief, but a common rule of good typography.

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    If you can't understand the incipit, then please check the IPB Campaign.

      Wow, apart from the IPB bit :) that's exactly what I was going to say. Of course, it's misinterpreted from time to time. One place I worked had their usability "experts" ponder that exact advice for some time, then decide that since long running texts were against corporate policy anyway, maybe they should pick a typeface that would encourage the composition of concise, clear documents!

      Disaster ensued:

      Dear Fred

      Your new account has been created. The automatically-generated password is b1l0cI4l1I - please log in and change this to a memorable but secure password at your earliest convenience.

      InnoCorp IT Services

      Neatly typeset in Arial.

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