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View Poll Results: Serif or Sans-Serif Preference?
Serif (with the small finishing strokes) 87 55.41%
Sans-Serif (without the small finishing strokes) 50 31.85%
Don't Care / Don't Notice 20 12.74%
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Old 05-26-2011, 11:59 AM   #1
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Serif or Sans-Serif?

When reading on an e-Reader, do you prefer Serif or Sans-Serif fonts?

Pictures of the difference are here:

http://alexpoole.info/which-are-more...erif-typefaces

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Old 05-26-2011, 12:04 PM   #2
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Old 05-26-2011, 12:10 PM   #3
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Old 05-26-2011, 12:11 PM   #4
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Serif for e-ink ereaders, sans-serif for LCD/backlit ereaders and screens. Not sure why I make those distinctions. The article was interesting though, thanks.
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Old 05-26-2011, 12:13 PM   #5
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The article was interesting though, thanks.
I should give credit to AnemicOak for sending me the link.
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Old 05-26-2011, 12:21 PM   #6
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Old 05-26-2011, 12:29 PM   #7
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I actually had to go get my Kindle and see what it was I was using.
Turns out, on the Kindle, I like the serifs.
I switched to sans-serif to check it out and it was like looking at white noise!
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Old 05-26-2011, 12:30 PM   #8
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Serif for me.
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Old 05-26-2011, 12:35 PM   #9
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I generally like Sans-serif more often than not.
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Old 05-26-2011, 12:54 PM   #10
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serif for reading books and newspapers

sans for magazinze, text books, blogs, etc.

I voted serif though.
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Old 05-26-2011, 01:30 PM   #11
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Old 05-26-2011, 02:07 PM   #12
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I use both, depending on my inclination.
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Old 05-26-2011, 02:08 PM   #13
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Old 05-26-2011, 02:33 PM   #14
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I like to use fairly small text font sizes, so serifs just add noise. Sans for me.
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Old 05-26-2011, 02:39 PM   #15
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Good poll. So far it is returning results as I figured. Almost an even split. It would almost depend on the font itself. But, I'm mostly into plain so voted for Sans-Serif.
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