Techstacker
Light ModeDark ModeReset dark mode. Falls back to OS dark mode setting.

Pages

No results for 'undefined'

Blog Posts

No results for 'undefined'
Powered by Algolia

What’s the Difference Between Serif and Sans-serif fonts?

Nov 12, 20191 min readTypographyViews:

In typography, the two most common typeface classifications (font types) are serif and sans-serif. Let’s find out what makes them different.

The word “Serif” refers to a finishing letter stroke in typeface design. “Sans” (French) means without. So sans-serif means without serifs.

Compare the letter stroke style of these two T letters:

T T
  • The T on the left has straight and even-looking strokes. It’s rather plain-looking. That’s a sans-serif font from the Alegreya Sans font-family.

  • The T on the right has the same general shape as the sans-serif, but it has those extra details on the end of its letter strokes. You can say its design is a bit more complex. That’s a serif font from the Alegreya font-family.

Alegreya by Huerta Tipográfica has both a serif and a sans-serif font-family. This is sometimes referred to as a superfamily.