Reconsidering Arial

Jonathan Nicol does a nice job of visually demonstrating how Helvetica and Arial render at smaller sizes on a PC. My typical font stack has been Helvetica, followed by Arial; however, seeing Helvetica rendered at small sizes on a PC makes me reconsider that habit. The conclusion for me can be generalized as: use “Arial, Helvetica” for body copy and “Helvetica, Arial” for headings.

Oct 7 2009