[scribus] font usage

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Sun Aug 16 14:51:20 CEST 2009

On Sunday 16 August 2009 03:36:50 am Helge Hielscher wrote:
> 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?

Well you really have to read the book :<) He lists 11 sources in the 
References section including:
Typography,: How to Make it most Legible, Rolf Rehe, Design Research 
IInternational 1983
Legibility in Print, Miles A. Tinker, Iowa state University Press, 

But most of the research is Wheildon's own.
"A total of 224 people, drawn from ten Sydney suburbs, completed the 
first program---a series of tests run over a period of five years."

There was also a second series of tests, and a third,  and a flyer 
study conducted by NRMA (like the U.S AAA) involving 4,000 
participants in the type sub sample.

Enough. Read the book.  This is one man's lifelong passion and 
study.  He describes the individual tests and charts the results.

For details on this and other publishing books see my short list:
John Culleton
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