The other adjectives employed in these distinctions between Gill's type and those of the Germans are revealing: the geometric sans serifs
are "unfeeling," "cold," "irrational," and "dehumanized."
The take-home message of the present paper is straightforward: In a normal reading setting (at least in single-sentence reading with participants with normal vision), the presence of serifs
does not impact on reading fluency.
It should horizontally extend to the right of the stem similarly to the serif
designs and enough to be visible at small size but not too long to cause spacing problems for sans serif
type-faces usually require more line spacing than serif
For ages, they have been willing to throw down over the merits of serif
versus sans-serif typefaces.
The results from research on the effects of the presence or absence of serifs
on the legibility of print seem to be inconclusive.
First, use sans serif
fonts like Arial, Verdana, and Lucinda Grande for signs, PowerPoint headings, titles, outlines, and so on.
In itself, it provides a middling-to-bad example of Web typography because it appears in an oversize sans serif
Forget the fancy script styles and stick to an easy to read typeface without serifs
are the little lines at the tops and bottoms of letters in some type styles.
* distinguish between traditional old style, transitional and modern serifs
Both typefaces could be used in smaller type sizes; Times New Roman because of its design and (shape of) serifs
, and Arial because of its design and higher x-height.