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RE: Useability and font selection

From: Mike Paciello <paciello@yuri.org>
Date: Mon, 09 Feb 1998 20:30:53 -0500
Message-Id: <3.0.32.19980209203051.00979100@ma.ultranet.com>
To: "Robert C. Neff" <rcn@fenix2.dol-esa.gov>, "'dd@w3.org'" <dd@w3.org>, "'w3c-wai-ig@w3.org'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Cc: "'Gregg Vanderheiden via Post Office'" <po@trace.wisc.edu>
Actually, there have been several studies. I believe the MS User Interface
Guidelines refer to the studies as well. I'll look this up.

- Mike


At 07:42 PM 2/9/98 -0500, Robert C. Neff wrote:
>Has anyone done any studies on the best font to use for people with 
>disabilities or for the general public?  We are producing a new web site 
>and have not heard of any studies relating to this. Also...
>
>I have never been a fan of Times New Roman on the web because it can be 
>difficult to read with my
>astigmatism.  Also graphic artists can use anti-aliasing to fool the eye.
>
>I also do not believe (personal opinion) that the studies for written or 
>printed text can be easily transposed to the web environment.  I am not 
>seeing this type of research.  Do you know of any?
>
>I was hoping there was definitive research in this area "font selection on 
>the web"
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>Lastly, style sheets are good for an intranet or extranet - not for an 
>internet.  We have identified our target audience and we are developing for 
>the lowest common "browser" (Microsoft or Netscaep 2) and text based. 
> Therefore style sheets are not for us -darn!
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>thanks...rob
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Received on Tuesday, 10 February 1998 04:12:54 GMT

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