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Using Google Web Fonts to Make the Web More Beautiful (and Functional)

A. Dawn Shaikh, Senior User Researcher, Google, Inc. Summary. The state of web typography is undergoing a change as web fonts become more prevalent. Website designers and developers now have many alternatives to the standard system fonts (Arial, Times New

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Free Will for Typeface Selection: Myth or Reality?

Doug Fox Summary. Typeface appropriateness is important to consider when creating a document so that the typeface persona does not conflict with the intent/content. Unfortunately, the design of many typeface choice sets (e.g. Microsoft Word) are not optimal. The size

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Examining the Legibility of the Number ‘1’ and the ‘÷’ Symbol

by Fox, D., Chaparro, B. S., & Merkle, E. Summary. This article continues the investigation of the legibility of onscreen typefaces and the influence of individual character features on correct identification. Specific attributes of alphanumeric characters and symbols shown to

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Does the Typeface of a Resume Impact Our Perception of the Applicant?

By Shaikh, A. D. & Fox, D. Summary. Resumes play an important role when applying for a job. Unfortunately, many applicants focus only on the content of the resume and not the physical appearance. The typeface chosen to display the

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Examining Legibility of the Letter ‘e’ and Number ‘0’ Using Classification Tree Analysis

By D. Fox, B. S. Chaparro, & E. Merkle Summary. This study investigated the legibility of onscreen typefaces and the influence of individual character features on correct identification. Specific attributes of alphanumeric characters and symbols shown to be the least

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