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Chris -- 2011-03-08
A serif is the fine cross-stroke found at the top and/or bottom of a letter in some typefaces. A “sans serif” font is one that lacks those tiny cross-strokes. A seraph, by contrast, flies around and sings the praises of the Lord.”Sans seraph” for “sans serif” is delightful, but I think it’s no more than a malapropism since I can’t imagine that many people think that serifed typefaces have anything to do with the angels. Examples:
If you use PowerPoint many experts use a sans seraph font (e.g. Arial).
And for those that find our calendar indispensable but a little hard to read, we’d like to introduce our friend, the sans seraph font, which we hope will make you even more likely to check out some live music in July and beyond.
Remember the basics of horizontal format, keeping the background dark and the sans-seraph font light, use the center 2/3 of the screen and avoid too much clutter.
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>Heck, when I was a graduate student working summers at Harper and
>Row’s textbook house in Evanston, I embarrassed my very own self
>terribly in a memo in which I referred to “sans-seraph” type fonts.
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