Font readability?

Subject: Font readability?
From: Karen Davis PSP team 03 505 <karene -at- ASIMOV -dot- SC -dot- TI -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 7 Apr 1995 11:29:10 CDT

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Okay, here's a question for you usability types. An engineer
in our company is trying to make us change the font we use
from a sans serif to a serif type. He claims that serif is
more readable. Does anyone have some data (studies, hard
evidence) to back one style or the other? This is a large
company, and we are resistant to allowing one group
to deviate from or try to change our standards.

We're getting conflicting responses from the writers in our
group, but my first response is to leave our documentation
in sans serif. It's clean, modern looking, and Interleaf
handles most kerning issues well, making it very easy to read.

Comments? Suggestions? Alternatives?

Thanks,

Karen Davis

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