Re: sans serif vs serif fonts

Subject: Re: sans serif vs serif fonts
From: Nigel Legg <nigel -at- TYPESWIT -dot- U-NET -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 3 Jul 1996 21:55:04 +0100

Caryn Rizell wrote

> It has been my practice over the years to use sans serif fonts for
> headings (Arial or Helvetica) and serif fonts (Times New Roman, etc)
> for text, when writing books.

> Now I see that Microsoft has changed this model in their latest books
> and has started using serif fonts for both headings and text.
> Although they do use some sans serif fonts for headings, but not
> usually the level 1 head styles.

> What is the prevailing opinion on this?

Recently, a collegue of mine did a survey of our users (we're both on
contract to a large UK Bank) with regard to this very subject. Her findings
were that most people preferred consistent style in body text and headings.
Naturally, this was the style we adopted.


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