Re: Font question

Subject: Re: Font question
From: Ken Poshedly <poshedly -at- bellsouth -dot- net>
To: Heather Anderson <Heather -dot- Anderson -at- cubrc -dot- org>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2010 07:47:30 -0700 (PDT)

I personally began using Souvenir when I stepped into a publications editing
position for a professional society (for human resources managers, of all
things) back in 1979 (pre-desktop publishing days). And I've used it whenefer
possible ever since then. It resembles Times New Roman but it isn't Times New
Roman.

It's what they used to call a "friendlier" font (i.e., more easily read).

And I still believe serifed fonts are more readable for body text and such and
that Arial and other sans serifed fonts are better used for headlines, captions,
table text and the like.

Plus, the readability problems of confusing an uppercase letter "I" (proper
pronoun for myself) and a lowercase letter "l" (the one after "k" in our
alphabet) can be a problem.

But feelings are feelings and preferences ar preferences and statistics can say
anything you want them to.

So try Souvenir and see how it goes.

-- Ken in Atlanta




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From: Heather Anderson <Heather -dot- Anderson -at- cubrc -dot- org>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Sent: Wed, August 25, 2010 10:02:47 AM
Subject: Font question

I discovered that my boss hates hates hates Times New Roman with a passion.

So other than Times New Roman, what are considered acceptable fonts for a
professional document?

I know Arial is one of them, but any others?

I need to amend my style guide.

Thanks!!

~ Heather


Heather Anderson
Technical Writer
CUBRC, INC.
Office - 937-432-9845
Cell - 317-797-7418
Heather -dot- Anderson -at- cubrc -dot- org<mailto:Heather -dot- Anderson -at- cubrc -dot- org>


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