Saturday, April 2, 2005

Readable Fonts

Microsoft to introduce six new typefaces designed specifically for reading on the screen

Awesome. Most of the things that I read are on my computer screen. Unfortunately, I can't really tell the difference between all the fonts. Besides having sound-alike names (Cambria, Constantina, Calibri, Candara, Corbel, Consolas) they all pretty much look alike (beyond the monospaced typeface) with and without serifs. In any case, I am all for readability. I swear I am seriously going blind staring at my computer screen all day.

I originally heard about this from jason santa maria. Also, here's a study on the usability of popular online fonts.