SIGIA-L Mail Archives: RE: [Sigia-l] width limits for a body of
RE: [Sigia-l] width limits for a body of text
From: Eric Reiss (elr_at_e-reiss.com)
Date: Wed Nov 20 2002 - 09:37:25 EST
The three classic studies on legibility are:
Legibility of Print (M.A. Tinker, 1963)
Readability of Print (H. Spencer, 1968)
Typographic i (I.T.C.A., circa 1979)
I didn't have time to do a search on the Web, but there are
undoubtedly loads of links. Start with Tinker. It's a superb
Line length is just one of many legibility/readability issues, but on
the Web, it's one of the few variables one can easily adjust using
standard fonts and sizes.
Hope this helps.
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