Given that I have at least basic understanding of typography, I would like to understand what attributes typography designers alter to make text more legible and more pleasing to the eyes?
For example, what features make
Consolas more pleasing than old generation
MS console font? Why does
Calibri looks more spaciously placed than
Arial? Why does
Segoe look better on titles but uncomfortable in dense text?
I know anti-aliasing makes font appear smooth and serif fonts are difficult to read on-screen, but would request about other aspects of aesthetics of glyphs.