Re: Fonts used in print

Subject: Re: Fonts used in print
From: "Michael West" <mbwest -at- bigpond -dot- net -dot- au>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 15 Dec 2002 16:15:55 +1100

From: "JB Foster" <jb -dot- foster -at- shaw -dot- ca>

> I don't think I could stomach a book set in sans-serif; although short
> sentences, such as instructions, make it ok to read.

If you look around, you'll see some beautifully set books
using sans serif faces -- especially those that use variable
stroke weights to give the line rhythm and definition. Optima
and Stone Sans are two examples -- there are others.

For readability, the choice of serif vs sans serif is trivial
compared to things like weight, size, leading, color, contrast,
line-length, etc.

Mike W

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