Originally Posted by Sweetpea
I'd like to see some pictures, of the fonts, on their own and side-by-side.
I like a font with a large ascender height. I think that makes the paragraph more readable without having to change the line height manually.
Pictures of them as displayed on what screen?
Fonts with large ascender heights are old-school now. Commercial fonts for text tend to maximize the height of the lower case to improve readability while keeping the text blocks compact.
From the research I did, I came to the conclusion that it is likely that descenders are a hindrance to reading, because they interfere with a quick smooth return of the eye to the beginning of the next line. I tested this by making a font that replaced all the lower case letters with small caps. For me, at least, it works very well. I'm sure there are better ways to test it, though.