atw: Re: The Educational Benefit of Ugly Fonts ...

  • From: "Terry Dowling" <Terrence.Dowling@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <austechwriter@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2011 13:45:30 +0800

Before I read the article to colour my views, I would've thought that 
imaginative fonts are ok in notes or presentations as they can and will attract 
your attention. But for a manual or book, I think it might lead to eye fatigue 
and brain overload.

I'll go away and let the academics prove me wrong when I read the article.


-----Original Message-----
From: austechwriter-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:austechwriter-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Stuart Burnfield

Does anyone have a comment on Neil's thought that easy-to-read fonts might make 
for harder comprehension and retention? If this is true, does it follow that a 
choppy, idiosyncratic writing style works better than something fluent and 

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