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Old 08-24-2011, 02:24 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by Sweetpea View Post
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.
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