Serif

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

Serif FontA serif is a small line which appears on the top or bottom of the characters in some fonts or typefaces. Some examples of serif fonts are Book Antiqua, Georgia, Century Schoolbook, and Times New Roman. Studies have shown that users find fonts with serifs easier to read in print, whereas sans-serif ("without serif") fonts are more legible on the web. The image shows a visual example of a serif and sans-serif font.

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