Serifs and font legibility

@article{Arditi2005SerifsAF,
  title={Serifs and font legibility},
  author={Aries Arditi and Jianna Cho},
  journal={Vision Research},
  year={2005},
  volume={45},
  pages={2926-2933}
}
Using lower-case fonts varying only in serif size (0%, 5%, and 10% cap height), we assessed legibility using size thresholds and reading speed. Five percentage serif fonts were slightly more legible than sans serif, but the average inter-letter spacing increase that serifs themselves impose, predicts greater enhancement than we observed. RSVP and continuous reading speeds showed no effect of serifs. When text is small or distant, serifs may, then, produce a tiny legibility increase due to the… CONTINUE READING