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Serif

In typography, a small mark attached to a letter. Serifs do not alter the meanings of letters. They are decorative and are not present in some fonts.
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To examine the effect of serifs during normal reading, global measures were analyzed for each sentence (total time, number of saccades, or average duration fixation).
On the other hand, paid-for papers use classics mastheads in capital letters, with heavy Serif typefaces, black over white backgrounds (the exception is La Vanguardia, which designed the masthead in white over a blue background), and some elegant detail in colour, which are characteristics that give them an image of quality.
It should horizontally extend to the right of the stem similarly to the serif in serif designs and enough to be visible at small size but not too long to cause spacing problems for sans serif designs.
Sans serif type-faces usually require more line spacing than serif typefaces.
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.
In itself, it provides a middling-to-bad example of Web typography because it appears in an oversize sans serif face.
It's rare for a sans serif typeface to have Vesta's outspoken difference between thick and thin parts," said Unger.
The class was given a few printed samples of serif and sans-serif alphabets to experiment with and proper proportions of letters were discussed.
Jenson's original design featured distinctive slab serif shapes and asymmetrical foot serifs, which Arnholm carried over into his work.
Slab serif typefaces, characterized by thick, blocky serifs, are also known as Egyptian typefaces.
The spirit of Meridien is still evident in Frutiger Serif, which incorporates elegant serifs, gentle curves and arcs.