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Dyslexia font

Filed under: Computers, Open source — Tags: , — zundel @ pm

A fiend brings to my attention news of a font to help with dyslexia: Dyslexie.

I forget not everyone lives in open source.

See OpenDyslexic:
http://opendyslexic.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenDyslexic
https://packages.debian.org/fonts-opendyslexic

We most easily read proportional text with serifs: quickly and smoothly — and go right past error.s We best edit mono-spaced text.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monospaced_font
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samples_of_monospaced_typefaces
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monospace_%28Unicode%29
http://savannah.gnu.org/projects/freefont/

Mono-spaced text also works well for dyslexia.
A mono-spaced font with slab serifs may work especially well.

I do almost all reading and editing in dark green mono-spaced text on a soft yellow background (“#003300 #FFFFCC“), reducing glare and eye strain, and assisting acute vision spotting errors.

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