RE: Fonts used in print

Subject: RE: Fonts used in print
From: JB Foster <jb -dot- foster -at- shaw -dot- ca>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 14 Dec 2002 22:02:23 -0700

I don't think I could stomach a book set in sans-serif; although short
sentences, such as instructions, make it ok to read. On the other hand, I
wouldn't go and set the text for 'warnings' in serif, either!

I.M.H.O. It seems straight-forward on deciding what works for dense texts
(serif). Whereas with instruction manuals, it is not so straight forward!
Problem is - what I find easy to read, isn't necessarily the same, as with
my readers.


Bruce Byfield wrote:

> Michael West wrote:
> > European
> > countries where sans serif fonts are used more often for
> > body text than in the US and UK.
> According to some now-dated figures in Adobe's "Branding with Type."
> professional documents in Europe use sans serifs about 70% of the time.
> In Britain, the figure is about 50%, and in North America about 15%.

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