I have a document that has 1.8" left and right margins allowing me to adhere to the 65-75 characters per line rule which is considered to be the optimal line length for the human eye to scan. Leslie Lamport, the creator LaTeX, mentions it on this page: https://haroldpboas.gitlab.io/courses/math696/LaTeX-customizing-page-layout.html

My document uses the Charis SIL font at 11pt which is nearly the same size as the
"Times New Roman" at 12pt. Perhaphs the Charis SIL is a notch smaller but the added legibility of the Charis compensates nicely for the size difference.

The problem is that the left and right margins are large on A4 paper.

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  • Please post MWE also...
    – MadyYuvi
    Sep 5, 2022 at 15:10
  • I think this question, as well as your previous one, are interesting. But are they about TeX? This is more about typesetting, in general. Or do I misread? Do you have a concrete TeX question?
    – mickep
    Sep 5, 2022 at 15:13
  • I was wondering in which forum should I post my question. Sep 5, 2022 at 15:16
  • Use a twocolumn layout to have easy readable lines and normal page margins.
    – dexteritas
    Sep 5, 2022 at 15:32
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    that's why professional single column publications never use A4. Sep 5, 2022 at 17:35


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