Re: Font readability?

Subject: Re: Font readability?
From: "Arlen P. Walker" <Arlen -dot- P -dot- Walker -at- JCI -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 7 Apr 1995 17:08:00 -0600

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?

I can't quote the source, but I remember reading that san serif makes for good
display type, but serif fonts are more readable in smaller, book-style printing.
There's something about the serifs which leads your eye to the next character,
making words more clearly seen.

Anybody else, or am I halucinating again?

This is a large
company, and we are resistant to allowing one group
to deviate from or try to change our standards.

After all, might makes right. :{>}


Have fun,
Arlen
Chief Managing Director In Charge, Department of Redundancy Department
DNRC 124

Arlen -dot- P -dot- Walker -at- JCI -dot- Com
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