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ERIC Number: ED399590
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Aug
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Legibility of Sans Serif Type for Use as Body Copy in Computer Mediated Communication.
Geske, Joel
A study examined type legibility on computer screens to determine type styles and type sizes that are most legible. Subjects, 107 college students, tested legibility of Helvetica type in 3 different sizes and 3 different faces. Results indicated no significant differences for legibility of Helvetica 12, 10, and 9 point type in the normal typeface at the resolution of the computer screens. Helvetica Bold significantly increases the legibility in most cases and at least does not decrease legibility. Helvetica Italics should be used with extreme caution or avoided. (Contains 9 references and 15 tables of data. An appendix presents each type face reproduced at screen resolution and enlarged 200%.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A