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Re: My preference on serifs:

by jhourcle (Prior)
on Apr 25, 2008 at 14:24 UTC ( #682834=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to My preference on serifs:

I refuse to vote without context. I prefer serifs on large amounts of text (books, newspapers, content portion of websites, etc.), but I prefer san-serif on headings and the like where where's only a small amount of text (I'd count ClearviewHwy in this, but the lower case 'l' clearly has a serif).

And speaking of 'l', for passwords and commands to be typed in -- I prefer serifs because I can better differentiate between 1/l/I ... but I need to use something like ProFont so I can better differentiate between 0/O.

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Re^2: My preference on serifs:
by menolly (Hermit) on Apr 25, 2008 at 22:42 UTC
    Yes, that last exactly. I voted "serif", because I think serif fonts are more likely to have clearly distinguishable l-I-1, but that sort of thing is the real factor (0-O and {}/() depend less on serifs, but influence my font choice, too). If a sans serif font managed to differentiate them, great.

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