I am writing a thesis, and initially set it up in lmodern. It has quite a few graphics, which I produce with external programs (yEd, R, inkscape). Initially, I used Open Sans for the graphics, but my advisor suggested that it will have a nicer, more unified look if I use the same font for the text and graphics.
I switched the first diagram to Latin Modern Sans and was unpleasantly surprised at the way it gets rendered on screen. What had been nice and clean in Open Sans became smudgy-looking at 100% zoom on the 109 dpi screen. That's when I realized that a similar bad look had been bothering me about the main text body too.
As I expect that 1) the thesis will be read onscreen by reviewers (and hopefully later people who want to cite it) and 2) I will likely reuse graphics from it in presentations and papers, I would like to switch to something optimized for both text and screen. Is there a TeX font family which offers that?
I saw some similar questions, but none which address my concerns. Suggest a "nice" font family for my basic LaTeX template (text and math) seems to be about print-friendly fonts and puts an emphasize on math (of which I have very little). Is there a way to make standard LaTex PDF output look good *on screen* as well is answered by the suggestion of "use Latin modern", but Latin modern is not displaying well on screen. Which font is the most comfortable for on-screen viewing? discusses on-screen viewing only, and is answered with suggestions about changing the reader settings (over which I have no control) and general serif vs sans discussion.