good print/online font

Subject: good print/online font
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- AXIONET -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 1997 20:19:55 -0500

Kristin Nietz <> wrote:

>Do you have any suggestions of a font that can handle this >double duty; that is, it can be equally functional/readable >whether online or in print?

Before suggesting any specifics, here's some ideas of what to look for
in a font for your needs:

--a large x-height
--a generous set-width
--strokes whose thickness varies relatively little
--strokes that aren't too thin
--if you decide on a serif, avoid slab serifs or anything too

Depending on the image you want to present, some fonts you might try

--Gill Sans
--Stone Sans or Serif

I think I'd try Gill Sans first - it's technically a sans serif, but its
letter forms are strong enough that it can be used for blocks of text
without much trouble.

Hope these ideas help.
Bruce Byfield, Outlaw Communications
(bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com) (604) 421-7189 or 688-6211 L. 290 (Updated 18 October, 1997)
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