Plain fonts easier to read

Researchers at the University of Michigan have found, unsurprisingly perhaps, that the more difficult instructions are to read, the more challenging the task seems Researchers worked with 20 students who were each given the same instructions for an exercise routine printed in two different fonts. One was in Arial, an easy to read sans-serif font, … Continue reading Plain fonts easier to read

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Bona fide Plain English the status quo

Declaring war on "elitist" and "discriminatory" bureaucratic language, the councillors in Bournemouth, England, has ordered borough workers to replace Latin phrases in official documents and correspondence with plain, everyday phrases. The British press is outraged that the Bournemouth Borough Council (Latin motto: Pulchritudo et Salubritas — beauty and health) singles out 19 Latin words or … Continue reading Bona fide Plain English the status quo