>The feedback we get from designers and readers regarding Verdana and Georgia
>is almost always positive. Occasionally a critic will argue, for whatever
>reason, that although they admire Mr Carter's work they find Verdana and
>Georgia too ugly, too wide, too mechanical etc., That's fine with us. The
>great thing about the Web is that if you don't like them you don't have to
>use them. Even if your browser doesn't include an 'always use my font'
>option, the fonts themselves can be deleted.
I too think highly of Carter's work. In fact, I think his Galliard equals
Zapf's Palatino in beauty and legibility. But Verdana and Georgia (nice as
they are) are very legible on the screen? Isn't that true only if you go to
12 point size or larger? And in that size many fonts look reasonably sharp.
In printing, serif types - generally speaking - are more legible and have
better reader acceptance than sans-serif fonts (for text type). On the
screen - again in text type sizes - sans-serifs seem to come across better.
Off to a revival of sans-serif (and another ackmowledgement of Swiss
Rolf F. Rehe
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