RE: Justified versus ragged right?

Subject: RE: Justified versus ragged right?
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2008 17:13:33 -0400

Is there an online link to Schriver's research?

(Yes, Geoff was in the WSE back in 2005. To arms! To brews!)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Geoff Hart
> Sent: Monday, October 27, 2008 3:37 PM
> To: techwr-l List; Sean Brierley
> Subject: Justified versus ragged right?
> Karen Schriver's "Dynamics in document design" (1997) is
> getting a bit old, but it's still just about the best overall
> discussion of typography -- based on real research -- out there.
> Bottom line: With competently typeset text, it doesn't make
> any significant difference whether you use ragged right or
> full justification. Both produce equally legible and equally
> readable type. Most typographic studies I've seen that claim
> an advantage for some form of fontography end up comparing a
> badly chosen and poorly typeset font with a well chosen and
> well-typeset font. As you can imagine, the comparison doesn't
> hold much water.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Dan Goldstein
> > Sent: Monday, October 27, 2008 2:37 PM
> > To: 'TECHWR-L'
> > Subject: RE: Justified versus ragged right
> >
> > TECHWR-L had lively discussions of this subject in December
> > 2004 and April 2005.
> >
> > The Loyal Knights of Ragged cited readability studies by
> > Misanchuk, Hartley and Burnhill, and Coe.
> >
> > The Worthy Society of Empiricists refused to give ground, and
> > in the end both sides retired from the field of battle for a
> > nice few brews.
> >

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