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Old 01-31-2013, 05:14 AM   #355
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Originally Posted by Blossom View Post
I don't know how anyone can read anything on the PW on size 2. It's so tiny. You would want a thin font if you read on that size or you wont be able to make out the letters too well.
It depends.

When I'm reading in bed, without my glasses, I tend to hold the PW significantly closer. (I'm quite myopic.) Then I can easily read the smallest size fonts on the PW.

I have gradually come to the conclusion that I find sans-serif typefaces easier to read. It's true that it doesn't look quite as 'literary', but to me the increased readability trumps that. (This is probably because I do most of my reading on-screen these days, and on moderate-resolution displays serif fonts have a tendency to look smeared.)

I used to use Futura on the PW, but in the end I found the sharp corners on 'M' etc. to be too disconcerting. Now I use Verdana, which I find works pretty well. I use the smallest size when reading in bed, and size 2 or 3 out of bed.
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