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Re^2: My preference on serifs:

by blazar (Canon)
on Apr 25, 2008 at 14:31 UTC ( #682837=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: My preference on serifs:
in thread My preference on serifs:

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.

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

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Re^3: My preference on serifs:
by Porculus (Hermit) on Apr 27, 2008 at 19:42 UTC

    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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