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The Effect of Website Typeface Appropriateness on the Perception of a Company’s Ethos

By A. Dawn Shaikh* Summary. This study investigated the effect of website typeface appropriateness on the perception of the site’s company. Results indicate that typefaces that are high in appropriateness should be used for websites. Neutral and low appropriate typefaces

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The Effect of Typeface on the Perception of Email

By A. D. Shaikh, D. Fox, & B. S. Chaparro Summary. This study investigated the effect that a font has on the reader’s perception of an email. Based on a previous study by Shaikh, Chaparro, and Fox (2006), a sample

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Examining the Legibility of Two New ClearType Fonts

by B. S. Chaparro, A. D. Shaikh, & A. Chaparro Summary. This article introduces six new ClearType fonts developed by Microsoft. Legibility of two of the serif fonts, Cambria and Constantia, is compared to the traditional serif font Times New

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Perception of Fonts: Perceived Personality Traits and Uses

By A. D. Shaikh, B. S. Chaparro, & D. Fox Summary: This study sought to determine if certain personalities and uses are associated with various fonts. Using an online survey, participants rated the personality of 20 fonts using 15 adjective

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A Comparison of Two Computer Fonts: Serif versus Ornate Sans Serif

Guest Contributor: Sarah Morrison and Jan Noyes, University of Bristol, UK Fonts are described in terms of their face, style, size and color. There are two main types, namely, serif and sans serif. Serif fonts have small appendages at the

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