Type Guide I Choosing Fonts, Font Size, Line Spacing and Line Length for Body Text.
Serif Body Text
First of all, These are not rules to follow, But Using a Serif font for the body text in, formal documents/print media is the best option.
Sans-serif Body Text
Again, These are not rules to followUse Sans-serif fonts for the body text in, informal documents, Display media or Web
It's Okay to Break the Rules
You may have heard 14pt to 16pt is good for body text. But Fonts are not made the same. So Select type size optically
The ideal line spacing is between 120% and 145% of the point size
Shorter line length is better for readers, its comfortable to read than a wider line.An Ideal line length is 45—90 characters, including spaces.
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Shorter line length is better for readers, its comfortable to read than a wider line. Ideal line length is 45—90 characters, including spaces.
Favorite Body Text Fonts
How to find good fonts for body text?
Check the font at 12 Points. A typeface that is readable at 12 pt is a good font for body text.
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