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Recently I have been trying to add tabs to my application. When designing the Zoom tab, I find that when focusing on other elements of the screen it appears to look like eoon to the unfocused eye. This is a really important feature and it is quite distracting to see this optical illusion.

Should I try a different font? Should I use a different size? Different color scheme? I could do images instead but I would rather do text.

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It's not easy to find a solution without seeing the content with which has to face the button. Here are some suggestions:

  • Use capital letters, lower case letters are always more illegible
  • Try a vertical alignment, it's easier to confuse an m with an upper case E than a Z
  • In a vertical alignment, use a monospaced font, in this case all the letters will have the same height and width
  • Try a font with a square structure
  • Slab fonts are more legible than sans serif fonts

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    Small note: In your sketch, I would increase the (vertical) letter spacing slightly (probably just one pixel) to avoid the letters merging at a quick glance. – Wrzlprmft Jun 21 at 19:40

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