Re: What's wrong with Times New Roman?

Subject: Re: What's wrong with Times New Roman?
From: John Posada <jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Downing, David" <david -dot- downing -at- fiserv -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2009 09:42:38 -0400

> What's wrong with just regular Times, which is what we use for body test?

I think that when people say a font is "wrong", what they are saying is that
for what it does, other fonts might do it better.

To me, a font should be as efficient as possible space-wise, while enhancing
its legability in all the forms it may be presented, and at the same time,
not take attention away from the content because of the font's look .

This does not mean that the purpose should be to cram as much as possible.
It also means that you can appear to be more liberal with white space
without having less content.

Some fonts are more readable than others even when they are either smaller,
tighter, or "shorter". This results in the more information on a page (or
the same amount while more "airy" and at the same time, making the
page easier to read.

John Posada
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NYMetro STC President

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