Re: General writing question

Subject: Re: General writing question
From: Julie Stickler <jstickler -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Technical Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2017 10:17:18 -0500

A quick Google turns up a couple of good sources (haven't read them, can't
vouch for them) with links to research:

http://typoface.blogspot.com/2009/08/academic-base.html

http://elupton.com/2009/10/science-of-typography/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16099015

https://www.google.com/#q=research+serif+sans+serif+readability



On Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 9:59 AM, Tammy Van Boening <
tammyvb -at- spectrumwritingllc -dot- com> wrote:

> All,
>
> Since the cows have come home, I have always, and I mean always, used Times
> or another serif font for body text and san serif for headings and I know
> that this is considered the "norm" or "standard" for tech. docs. That said,
> a new client is insistent on using sans serif fonts for both headings and
> text and it isn't pretty when you're trying to read this manual.
>
> Does anyone have any hard references/links to sites that you could point me
> to that stipulate why this is the norm/standard for writing manuals? Right
> now, my client considers everything that I offered as an explanation as
> simply anecdotal and not worthy of consideration.
>
> Yea, I am about to punt. . . .
>
> Thanks,
>
> TVB
>
>
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