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Questions tagged [readability]

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How can I make a heading more legible on a real estate background?

This is a billboard design I'm working on (to be used on highways). I think the heading on this is a little less legible (I just feel so. Is it really?). So is there any way to make it more legible? ...
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Printing a set of service manual images on A3 - source is 120DPI JPG's [closed]

I wish to print some images that I have somewhat manually gone through to remove whitespace, and they aren't looking as good as I think they could be. What steps should I take to get them looking as ...
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How to find: Boldest font readable at a small size?

I'm not sure how to communicate this to the various font search engines online. I want something that is going to be extremely bold, like as bold as possible, so bold it almost spills out of the glyph....
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Logo design - Finding a good mix between the metaphor and legibility

I'm currently designing a logo for a friend's new business. I'm much more of a UI/UX designer than a logo designer (also a very bad drawer!), so I'm struggling. The company name is 'Corellia', it's a ...
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Smallest readable font size for printed card

I'm designing a series of aides memoire for my colleagues to contain key details about our legal powers. I'm working on one version to be printed in business card format and another to be printed (...
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Does the positioning of this text negatively affect readability?

I am trying to position the text in the website header, I ended up with something like this: The text "Simply and efficiently" has a mixed "software and IT products" inside. I was wondering if it's a ...
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How to set the tone of large passages of text without italics?

Here and there in my article, there are paragraphs that need to set a different tone. So far I’ve used italic Times New Roman and indented the paragraph: This looks good if it’s one line sentence or ...
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At what point the difference in x-height harm the readability? [closed]

For example, when choosing a pair of typefaces to combine in a single line, it is advised that: they are from different categories, in order to make them contrast they should have the same x-heights, ...
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What (Hebrew) font styles are more legible in a digital reading?

I have a desktop application which is basically a reader for different Hebrew texts. I know that in general some fonts are harder to read on a screen than others (both in English and Hebrew). What ...
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Standard sizes for testing logo readability

A logo I made in Illustrator does not distort when you change size, but it is desirable to check whether the details remain readable in all various sizes. Are there any standard sizes that I should ...
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Design issues concerning header and body fonts with a different x-height

I've heard it's harmonious to have the header and body text have similar x-heights. What if your headers have a lower x-height than the body text? Are there any design principles or other issues going ...
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Techniques to make type hard to indirectly read, but readable if focused on?

For a print end product: (Not sure if that makes a difference) Are there any known techniques for distressing type so that once focused upon you can see what it says, but when not focused on, its very ...
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Are there any fonts which research shows result in more accurate reading of phone numbers?

I've found that for a phone number that begins 508-886-60xx, it is a common occurrence to misread it as 508-888-60xx, therefore, I'm wondering if there are any fonts we could use in written material ...
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Font weight considerations (printing cost, ergonomics, etc)

I'm curious if there are any known ergonomic effects of font weight choice. I already understand, for example, that the relative contrast of font color and background is important to reduce eye strain,...
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Simulate Reading Mode on webpage

Latest UPDATE : After days of searching without a single conclusive (not even close) option or study regarding the topic I decided to create my own survey to narrow it down. This survey is only for ...
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What's a color palette for blue, green, yellow, and red that is legible on both light and dark backgrounds?

I'm developing a program that has both a dark and a light theme. I change the background, but there are color-coordinated labels that I don't want to change the color of. At the moment I'm using the ...
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Which font is the quickest to read? Which font is the least misread? [closed]

Are there scientific experiments, measurements on these? Which fonts make you read certain words twice, sometimes letter by letter? Fonts might also differ in how tiring they are for the eyes and ...
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Light text on a dark background vs. dark text on a light background: which allows the reader to keep focusing for longer?

I did not want to get to the endless war of dark-on-light vs light-on-dark, but recently I discovered something interesting: while light-on-dark text is still less tiring for my eyes (and I also ...
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Do we perceive images in text reading direction?

I received a graphic in a presentation with equally weighted items in it. Their order did not match my expectation, so I started to wonder why that would be. Finally I figured out that I was reading ...
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Best fonts for improving reading experience

I am building a website whose major purpose is to serve content (legislature) and I want to give best reading experience to users. You can take a look at the example page at: http://iura.cl/cc/44 As ...
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Does x-height really matter when choosing fonts for readability and legibility?

If using a typeface with a low x-height at a large point size, wouldn't it have the same result as using a medium or large x-height at a smaller point size? So does that mean x-height is only useful ...