Damien Braniff <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>Re fonts looking "old and dated": perhaps I'm wrong, but I >doubt that a lot of those reading my manuals would know an >Arial from a Times from a Garamond etc. I don't this it >really matters (apart from personalpreference) as long as the >font selected is READABLE by the end user.
You're right that readers don't notice consciously. However, the font
choice can effect readability, or even whether users read.
Also, if typographers do their job right, the result SHOULDN"T be
consciously noticed. The idea is to enhance the contents, not to call
attention to the font choices.
Bruce Byfield, Outlaw Communications
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