Sans Serif


Sans Serif denotes a category of typefaces that do not have small lines or strokes ('serifs') attached to the ends of larger strokes in a letter or symbol.

This term comes from the French word 'sans', meaning 'without', and 'serif' from the Dutch word 'schreef', meaning 'line'.

Sans serif fonts, such as Helvetica or Arial, are popular for their clean, modern appearance and excellent readability, particularly in digital and large-scale print applications.

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