Originally Posted by Elfwreck
Serif fonts have little "hanging bits" on the edges of the letters.
This is a serif font. (Palatino Linotype)
This is a different serif font. (Garamond.)
Sans serif fonts don't. Mobileread's forum is, by default, in a sans serif font.
This is a sans serif font. (Arial)
This is a different sans serif font. (Impact.)
Of course, that only works if you have the corresponding fonts installed. In my screen all bits are sans serif