[scribus] font usage

Helge Hielscher hhielscher at gmail.com
Sun Aug 16 09:36:50 CEST 2009

On Sat, 15 Aug 2009 11:51:41 -0400, John Culleton wrote:
> The book "Type & Layout" by Colin Wheidon & Geoffrey Heard comse down on
> the side of serif fonts for all uses in terms of comprehension.

How did they measure it? Are there studies with sustainable results?

There are counterexamples, e.g. "Legibility and Readability of Small
Print" comes to the conclusion: "Contrary to the Hypotheses regarding the
superiority of sans serif fonts, the presence or absence of serifs did not
distinguish the better fonts from the worse ones."
"Performance differences between Times and Helvetica in a reading task"
summarises "Romans and sans serifs were found to be equally legible"


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