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sans-serif

A typeface style without serifs, which are the short horizontal lines added at the tops and bottoms of the vertical member of the letter. Helvetica is a common sans-serif font.


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First of all, it is important to consider how the humanist sans serif was defined, for therein lay an inconsistency.
sans serif fonts has generated lively debates among typographers in journals (e.
The free newspapers mostly use Sans Serif fonts, with the exception of Adn, which opts for a Modern Serif font with certain elegance.
Writer/editor/designer Riggs (The Society of Typographic Aficionados) presents a reference to using classic serif, sans serif, and display typographical fonts in design projects.
More than 25 years ago, a National Review article entitled "Why Johnny Can't Read," by Vrest Orton, argued that sans serif typefaces make printed text unreadable.
Use a sans serif typeface, such as Helvetica, that is not condensed.
The dictionary's strong point is its full, yet easy-to-read pages (due to adequate spacing and sans serif type).
Sans serif type shows the names of files and the names of commands and instructions that users should type into the computer.
When possible, opt for a Sans Serif font, such as the one used for this column's heading [Frutiger Bold].
THERE IS NO GOD" their sign used to read, in foot-high green sans serif type.
Now let's suppose that we reset the type in a sans serif face, say Helvetica, reputedly one of the more legible sans serif faces.