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From: Dave Harris (brangdon_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-10-01 16:48:51

In-Reply-To: <415CBB84.1050608_at_[hidden]>
joel_at_[hidden] (Joel) wrote (abridged):
> <>
> Serif or sans serif?
> For continuous reading in print, serif fonts are generally more
> readable than sans serif. However, on the web, the opposite is true.
> Serifs are tiny, subtle strokes which, on screen in a small size,
> become a rather crude series of little square bitmaps. Their absence
> makes the font more readable.

On my 1280x1024 desktop machine, the serif on the middle bar of my default
Times New Roman 'F' is drawn with 12 pixels and 4 different colours. Maybe
the studies you cite were done before anti-aliasing was common?

Regardless, I think it should be up to the user.

-- Dave Harris, Nottingham, UK

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