Monday, December 22, 2008

Font Rules

Fonts should serve your reader, not decorate the main text. If you want to use decorative text, save it for the headers.

There is a simple rule for fonts. If it's going to be printed, use a serif font. A serif is a smaller line used to finish the main stroke of a letter. They might be two horizontal lines at the base of an A, or a rounded off end of an r. They make reading printed text easier on the eyes. Use them when your document will be printed on paper.

San serif fonts are simpler fonts without these extra lines. Computer monitors don't reproduce serif fonts clearly, so if your document is for electronic use, use san serif letters.

1 comment:

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