What is a serif font?

 
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Introduction
 

Using fonts with serifs is helpful for advanced readers because serifs

 
  • help guide a reader's eyes in a straight line, and
  • can speed up reading for a fluent reader.
Definition
 

A serif font is a type of font with short, light lines or curves called serifs projecting from the top or bottom of a mainstroke of a letter.

Example
 

Here is an example of a serif font:

 
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