[bksvol-discuss] Re: Book styles

Hi Kim, Tahoma is another really easy to read font that isn't ornate and falls sort of in between arial and times new roman. Actually, now that you've mentioned it, I'm going to do some proofreading using it because it's like Georgia. You can see the distinctions between letters and numbers like l, 1 and I that are often hard to distinguish pretty easily visually. smile.


There are a zillion fonts out there, so it's hard to make a list of which are hard to read and which aren't. smile.

Judy s.

Kim Friedman wrote:
Hi, Judy, you certainly have an advantage over me because you can see what
these various fonts look like, if they're simple or ornate. I know that
Arial and Times New Roman are preferred by Bookshare and I have the
impression it's due to their clarity and simplicity. Does Tahoma have that
same reputation? Which sorts of fonts are really hard to read or deal with?
This is not because I wish to make things difficult, but rather if I wish to
write someone via email and wish to play around with fonts, I'll know which
to avoid and which to use. There are so many of them. Regards, Kim.
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I've been experimenting with common fonts for the last several months to see
which one helps me see errors best.  So far, the Georgia font has worked
better for me than anything else, including Times New Roman or Arial.  I've
found that the Georgia font displays the characters very distinctly for a
numeral one, "1", a lower case L,"l" and an upper case "I".  I've never used
Georgia before, but I'd recommend experimenting with if you're a sighted
proofreader as it's really helping me in proofreading. smile. Of course, your mileage may vary! grin.

Judy s.

Valerie Maples wrote:
New times roman makes proofing easier for sighted readers to distinguish
between an lower case l, the number 1, And an upper case I, among many other
reasons.
Valerie


On Jun 21, 2010, at 10:51 AM, Debby Franson wrote:

Hi Mayrie and everyone!

Why do we use Times New Roman if the Daisy converter changes them to
Arial or something similar?  I thought people preferred Times New Roman over
Arial.  I could be mistaken, though, (smile).
Debby

At 06:45 PM 6/18/2010, Mayrie ReNae wrote
When books go through Bookshare's daisy converter, they are converted to a very simple font, much like Ariel, I'm told.

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