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Subject:Re: A Font By Any Other Name... From:Keith Baker <keithb -at- CTIW -dot- CFER -dot- COM> Date:Mon, 10 Apr 1995 14:23:00 PDT
Kelly Burhenne wrote:
>If my rusty french serves me correctly, sans means "without";
>therefore, sans serif would mean type without the fine lines finishing
>off the main strokes of a letter (e.g., Arial, Helvetica--correct??)
I understand that serif means "foot". Therefore, sans serif means