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Usability Guideline Usability.gov 11:7


Use a familiar font (Times, Georgia, Arial, Helvetica or Verdana) to achieve the best possible reading speed.


Research shows no reliable differences in reading speed or user preferences for twelve point Times New Roman or Georgia (serif fonts), or Arial, Helvetica, or Verdana (sans serif fonts). Other fonts may slow reading speed.

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Rule ID: UseGov11.7