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"Nelson H. F. Beebe" <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 5 Aug 2003 08:36:05 -0600
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William Adams <[log in to unmask]> writes on Tue, 5 Aug 2003 08:34:56 -0400:

>> Books set in all sans serif are moderately common in Europe, somewhat
>> rare in the UK, fairly rare in Canada and pretty uncommon in the US.

One large US publisher does a lot of sans serif publishing, and has
for 35+ years: IBM.  While many of their technical manuals are now
available in HTML, and thus, in any font the user chooses, printed
manuals and online PDF manuals are traditionally in sans serif.  See
any of the books at

for recent examples.  The IBM Systems Journal and IBM Journal of
Research and Development use sans serif for abstracts, and serif for
body text.

The four Motorola books on my shelf are also all in sans serif, while
DEC's (later Compaq, now HP) and Intel's are serifed.

Jan V. White's excellent books on book design, ``Color for the
Electronic Age'' and ``Graphic Design for the Electronic Age'', are
set in sans serif.

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