Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Serifs

Do you know what serifs are? They're the tiny lines at the points of letters. Do you see what I mean? The Times New Roman font has it, but arial doesn't. Can you tell a difference? Do you know what serifs do? They make it easier for your eyes to follow the words and sentences. When you have font that doesn't have serifs, your eyes keep getting lost in long paragraphs, and it's hard to focus.

Well, one of my textbooks for school is written in the annoying, heachache-inducing arial font. My fellow classmates and I have always had trouble reading and following those books, but we never knew why. Our teacher this year told us about the point of serifs, and we were all like, "OHHH! That's why these books are so darn hard to read!"

So, I sent a letter to one of the people who are in charge of the books for Classical Conversations (that's my school program) telling her about the problem with the arial font. Haven't gotten a reply yet, but I'll let you know when I do.

I love doing stuff like this. Writing letters to people and trying to change things is something I love to do. I want to make differences. I know that is SO cliche, but I seriously do. Even little things. I like knowing that I made the difference. It's a cool feeling!

11 comments:

Big Fish said...

that's quite interesting, I had no idea
^_^ you're a bit like marge simpson, in an episode she changes itchy and scratchy because they are too violent (not mocking, don't take it wrong ^^ I meant you remind me of her in that episode)

Kendra Logan said...

Lol! Okay! Never seen that episode. I don't watch the Simpsons that much. Only once or twice :) What exactly do you mean she changes itchy and scratchy?

Kʀɛѵɑɳ said...

she starts this campaign to remove them from tv. she is then asked to review the finnished episodes and change them. an episode is shown and it's so stupid XD: "lemonade?" "please". and then "let's be friends", or something like that

Kendra Logan said...

Oh, lol! Thanks for explaining!

Kendra Logan said...

Whoa, you changed your name!! Lol!

Kʀɛѵɑɳ said...

indeed ^_^

Kʀɛѵɑɳ said...

it's my counter-strike name, decided to use it here

Kendra Logan said...

It's awesome! I love it!

Kʀɛѵɑɳ said...

you do? cool! I found it in http://www.20000-names.com/special_categories.htm ^_^ it's in your sidebar... I was looking for a cs name and I decided to look there

Kendra Logan said...

Really?? WOW! Lol, I know it's so weird, but I'm thrilled that someone actually used my sidebar lol! Awesome!

Kʀɛѵɑɳ said...

XD I bet a lot of people use it