Performance Differences Between Times and Helvetica in a Reading Task

  title={Performance Differences Between Times and Helvetica in a Reading Task},
  author={Rudi W. De Lange and Hendry L. Esterhuizen and Derek Beatty},
  journal={Electronic Publishing},
Typographersand printers often regard seriffed or roman typefaces as more legible and appropriate for reading material than typefaces without serifs. Authors contend that readers prefer roman above sans serif, that it is read faster, and that the comprehension rate is possibly higher when text is set in a roman typeface. The absence of satisfactory empirical data to prove these assumptions, and the importance of legibility in academic reading material, motivated this study. The aim of the study… CONTINUE READING
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