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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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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.
In the free papers the mastheads are designed in lower case letters, with varied typographic elections: Sans Serif in Metro and Adn, Slab-serif in Que
on the other hand, if the bar is too thick it can merge with the serif or the bowl.
So understated it was designed by a man called Moore, this font "combines a firm measured stroke, a light measured stroke, a flowing serif and an insistent angle for an academic dignity and excellent legibility.
Each year there are so many newsletters that violate basic rules of readability: the type is too small, the lines are too closely spaced, unleaded sans serif type is used, and the cavalier use of text wraps wars against readability.
Designers Fred Smeijers and Lara Assouad-Khoury, on the other hand, meticulously translated the rounded serifs of the Fresco font to an Arabic counterpart by inverting them.
The American Printing House for the Blind (APH) recommends the use of its APHont font when creating large-print materials for individuals with low vision because of its usability characteristics: even spacing between letters, no serifs, wider letters, rounder letters, and larger punctuation marks.
First, use sans serif fonts like Arial, Verdana, and Lucinda Grande for signs, PowerPoint headings, titles, outlines, and so on.
The short answer is that I don't actually have anything particular against them-but I prefer a good serif typeface on screen as well as on paper.
She points out that designers advocate using serif typeface for text and sans serif for headings and captions.
He instead created a serif typeface for the festivities, at the request of his client.
distinguish between traditional old style, transitional and modern serifs.