Fonts without serif (sans is French for ``without''). These fonts have a stark appearance, and are well suited for writing headlines. While textbook typography mandates that serif fonts be used just for headlines, they can have other uses. There are sans serif fonts designed for readability as opposed to impact. Short punchy documents that are skimmed (such as catalogues and marketting brochures) may use them, and recently, Microsoft have made available the Verdana font which is designed for readability at small sizes on low resolution devices. Well known sans serif fonts include Lucida Sans, MS Comic Sans, Avant Garde, Arial, Verdana, Century Gothic.
Refers to a typeface that does not have small lines (known as serifs) at the ends of the characters. The most commonly used sans serif typefaces on the web are Arial, Geneva, Verdana, and Helvetica. See Serif, Font.
Without a serif. See serif.
(See Serif) Lettering which doesn't have the extra decoration of a Serif font. Verdana is an example of this.
A typeface without the short cross-lines at the ends of the main strokes of many letters; example: Universe Condensed
Type which does not have serifs -- the little extra strokes found at the end of main vertical and horizontal strokes of some letterforms -- are called sans serif (without serif). Within Sans Serif there are four main categories: Grotesque, Neo-Grotesque, Geometric and Humanist.
See the section on serifs.
A clean, modern typeface such as Swiss, Helvetica or Geometric containing no serifs. See Serif.
A classification of typefaces whose letters lack SERIFS. Sans-serif letterforms are simpler, making them easier to recognize, though they are difficult to read in long blocks. Sans-serif typefaces are therefore most appropriate for headlines and short runs of text.
In type design, any typeface that does not have a serif, or horizontal finishing stroke, at the end of stems, arms, and tails of the letters.
Literally, "Without Feet." A typestyle without feet at the ends of the strokes of letters. Arial font is sans serif, while Times New Roman font is serif.
(compared with serif) A serif is a small projection on a character. Many traditional typefaces use these. A sans serif typeface is one that does not have any projections. Generally, for online documentation, only sans serif typefaces should be used. This is because serifs do not display well with current display resolutions. For printed documentation, either serif typefaces or sans serif typefaces can be used.
A typeface with no serifs.
A typeface that lacks strokes at the end of each character. Sans serif typefaces are good for clear headings. Helvetica, Geneva, and Arial are examples of sans-serif
Literally, without serif(s), which are the extra projections from the main stroke of letters found in some type faces.
The absence of small lines at the tips of the main strokes of the letters in certain type faces. The Arial typeface is a common example.
A serif is the little "foot" on a typeset letter. Sans Serif means "No feet".
A font without serifs (small finishing strokes): T (sans serif) verses (serif).
the category of typefaces that has no serifs, such as Helvetica.
In typography, characters (or typeface s) without serif s, which are lines crossing the free end of the stroke. “Sans serif” means “without serif”.
A typeface in which all characters lack serifs (the short lines at the tops and bottoms of letters). Sans is French for “without.
A typeface that lacks serifs, the ornamental straight or curved lines across the ends of the main strokes of a character. Helvetica and Arial are two readily available sans serif fonts. (Source: Webster's New World? Computer Dictionary (2003)).
A general term for fonts without traditional serifs ('sans' is the French for 'without'). Here is an illustration of several sans-serif fonts.
Typeface with no serifs at the ends of stroke
Any font lacking in "serifs," which are small cross-lines to major lines in the letters.
Any font or typeface that lacks serifs. In most sans serif fonts, there is little differentiation between the width of strokes within the letter, Helvetica and Futura are common sans serif fonts.
A type face that has no tails or curled points (serifs) at the ends.
A typeface in which the characters have no serifs (short lines or ornaments at the upper or lower end of character strokes). A sans serif typeface usually has a straightforward, geometric appearance. See also serif.
A sans serif font is a font, such as Helvetica, which contains no serifs.
A type face that does not have serifs. Generally a low-contrast design. San serif faces lend a clean, simple appearance to documents.
Category of typeface design lacking the small finishing strokes that provide letter-to-letter transitions. Sans serif typefaces often have more impact at large size because of their design simplicity.
a typeface that has no serifs ( small strokes at the end of main stroke of the character).
Describing a type face whose characters do not have serifs.
typeface without serifs. See our Typeface Classification Guide.
Typeface, such as Helvetica, that does not have a serif (crossline) decorating the main strokes of the characters.
Term used to classify a wide range of typefaces as those which are devoid of finishing strokes.
A style of type face distinguished by the absence of serifs, or ticks, on the ends of strokes. to top
category of type that does not incorporate serifs
Refers to any family of fonts lacking serifs. A sans serif face will be clean and easy to read in headlines or decorative applications, but will be hard on the eyes in large blocks of text. This is a sans serif typeface.
A typeface without serifs.
One of the California missions, founded by Father Serif.
One of a number of typefaces without serifs.
Sans Serif fonts are those without the characteristic 'feet' or cross-strokes of Serif fonts.
Type without serifs.
A typeface in which the letters do not have small decorative ends; opposite of serif.
Characters which do not have serifs. (Sans is French for 'without').
A style of typeface that means "without feet." Common sans serif typefaces include Arial, Helvetica, AvantGarde and Verdana.
Typeface that is straight with no serifs or small extensions on letters, generally used for headers.
A group of typefaces without serifs.
A style of typeface without serif that does not have the slight projections that serif fonts have. Common sans serif typefaces include Arial, Helvetica, and Verdana.
Literally, it means ‘without serifs'. In printing, it refers to the plain looking letters. Helvetica and Arial are sans serif typefaces. The ‘Times' typeface is a serif typeface (i.e. more ornate).
In type design, the absence of lines and strokes at the ends of letters or parts of letters. For example, Helvetica type.
Describes typefaces that have the same weight and thickness throughout.
A type face without "feet" or "tails", such as Helvetica.