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serif

[′ser·əf]
(graphic arts)
Any of the short crosslines placed at the ends of the strokes of many letters appearing in some typefaces.

serif

Short horizontal lines added to the tops and bottoms of traditional typefaces, such as Times Roman. Contrast with sans-serif.


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The clean lines and simplicity of sans serif fonts tend to complement the modern design aesthetics put into the buildings.
To examine the role of serifs during normal reading, the fonts under scrutiny should be essentially the same except for the use of serifs--that is, comparing Times New Roman (a serif font) vs.
Serif fonts are those with little feet protruding from the ends.
The font choice is similar to the one in the front page: Sans Serif fonts in the majority of cases, with the exception of Adn, which continues to use the same font of its front page: Modern Serif.
(2005) reported that across a total of 398 participants, a 16-point, unmodified sans serif font, called "Adsans," was found to be more readable than Times Roman, indicating that familiarity with a popular typeface did not correlate with a preference for legibility or readability.
Clean, modern-looking plastic containers are emblazoned with Lauren Spa in a sans serif font and are recyclable.
A serif font has little finishing strokes that give the type a traditional look.
If the user's browser doesn't have Arial, H1 will default to another sans-serif font face, and likewise for H2 (except the font-family will default to a serif font face).
Further small adjustments that aid the dyslexic student include presenting any written text in a sans serif font, such as Arial or Century Gothic, and on non-white paper.
Use two fonts--sans serif for headlines and a serif font for body text--for ease of reading.
The book is printed in a sans serif font, which provides an open, fresh look, although I find it irritating to read.
Even though the standard font used for theme papers and publications is Times New Roman (a serif font), the preferred font for Web sites is a sans serif font, such as Arial.