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Pragmatic Unit testing in c#: good book, hard to read

Update: installing acrobat reader 6 made the book read just fine - couldn't get any joy from reader 5.

Been reading the Prags new C# testing book. It's very good.

But I'm finding it hard to read. They say it's designed for onscreen reading, but it's not. The type face is a serif*, and it ascendent and descendent strokes are too narrow. They appear gray and don't contrast strongly enough with the background (possibly this font was anti-aliased). The code samples have pretty colours, but are in tiny-text. Overall, the book looks slightly like a fax. I'll be buying a print copy next time.

Sorry trees.

Yes, everyone does this, but please, consider using a sans-serif font onscreen.

April 26, 2004 09:36 PM


(April 26, 2004 10:19 PM #)

Interesting. Are you generally preferring e-books over paper-print? I find it terribly difficult to read anything beyond 10 pages from a screen. (obviously I've often hoped for a Search button on my bookshelf, but...)

Bill de hra
(April 26, 2004 11:29 PM #)

" Are you generally preferring e-books over paper-print?"

Not really - ebooks, pdf and postscript I usually find horrible to read. But I do prefer onscreen reading of fixed-width text or HTML (the latter given the right fonts).

Dave Thomas
(April 27, 2004 06:47 AM #)


Would you consider sending us a screenshot of what the book looks like on your display? This is the first time we've heard of propblems with the font size in the code examples, so I'm concerned and would like to get it resolved. Thanks.

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