Re: Developer's guide

Subject: Re: Developer's guide
From: "Jeanne A. E. DeVoto" <jaed -at- JAEDWORKS -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 22:34:50 -0700

At 4:44 PM -0700 7/14/99, :--) wrote:
>[...] One of the most interesting benefits, however,
>in using sans-serif fonts I witnessed was while I was consulting with a
>small but extremely successful financial investment company in Utah.
>[letter set in Times New Roman changed to Arial]
>Surprisingly, all (yes, all) thought the second letter was an entirely
>different letter-and that the first one was "difficult to read"!

Not surprising at all; Times (in all its variations) *is* a
difficult-to-read face. It wasn't designed for readability in a
full-page-width letter format and certainly doesn't achieve it.

But does this say something about serif versus sans-serif fonts, or about a
relatively open face versus a narrow one, or does it simply say "Don't
choose a hard-to-read font face if you want a document read"?

jeanne a. e. devoto ~ jaed -at- jaedworks -dot- com

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