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Here is a site of an expert and this site may have some useful information
for you. Specifically, his Academic work page links to an article that he
wrote that has to do with the legibility of serif/sans serif typeface.
Disclaimer: I have not read the article and I do not know what his
conclusions are, and so of course I do not know how he arrived at his
conclusions. Nor do I know the quality of the paper and how it is ranked.
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--- On Mon, 1/26/09, Joe Sokohl <jsokohl -at- mac -dot- com> wrote:
...sent me this query:
> "I have been tasked to take a look at our
> documentation both printed and electronic and refresh the look and feel
while remaining inside the guidelines of our brand. Do you have any data or
know > where I can find data that focuses on readability? Ex. Sans serif
vs. serif, multi column vs. single column, color choices, etc. I have spent
> some time doing some online research but have had minimal success. If
> you have any data or could recommend a place online for me to search
> I would be grateful."
> Naturally, I gave him the "it depends" and "hire a tech writer" stuff.
> Can y'all help point me to some current sources? I've sent him
> thecontentwrangler.com, uxmatters.com (thanks, Mike Hughes), and
> writersua.com. Also, "Standards of Online Communication" and "Letting
> Go of the Words." Any online stuff specifically would be great...
> Joe Sokohl
> joe -at- sokohl -dot- com
> IM: joe -at- sokohl -dot- com (MSM)
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