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Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2017 10:37 AM
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Subject: Re: General writing question
Serif vs sans? I try to go for "easier to read" and that seems to depend on
who's reading. Personally I like serifs, and like Courier when writing
programs because it's a serif monospace.
Because I tend to write stuff where one-vs-ell and zero-vs-OH are important,
I've tried to plump for typefaces allowing those distinctions.
Some success. Not much.
I've occasionally noticed implementations of particular fonts where rn gets
kerned into m. (If you cannot see what I mean, then your browser kerned a
lower-case RN into a lower-case M.) A Google search for this difficulty
yields an article introducing the new word "keming" with the example where
the stern of a ship turns into its stem. http://www.ironicsans.com/2008/02/idea_a_new_typography_term.html
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