legibility


Legibility is the degree at which glyphs and vocabulary are understandable or readable based on appearance.

Books 2

A book about inspiring design achievements from the Arab world. Nasri Khattar,proposed Unified Arabic to make reading Arabic easier to learn.
A concise yet rich discussion of all the small things that enhance the legibility of texts. A guide to micro-typography considering all text situations.

Articles 16

Documentation and research that lead to design of Arabic newspaper typeface
Typeface stories · 21 March 2012 · English · 1436 words
Hinting, or screen optimising, is the process by which TrueType or PostScript fonts are adjusted for maximum readability on computer monitors. This text compares different ways of hinting (black & white, grey-scale, ClearType, DirectWrite), and explains the behaviour of fonts under different rasterisers.
Tutorials · 17 May 2010 · English · 1920 words
An epistemology of the word ‘experimental’ as it applies to design and type, contrasted with its scientific connotations. Examples of past and current design, type and reading/language, as well as scientific experiment, are taken into account.
Essays · 23 January 2005 · English · 2063 words
The abstract for Emily King’s doctoral thesis which focuses on typeface design in the United States, England and the Netherlands between 1987 and 1997.
Essays · 23 January 2005 · English · 392 words
The second chapter of Emily King’s doctoral thesis which focuses on typeface design in the United States, England and the Netherlands between 1987 and 1997.
Essays · 23 January 2005 · English · 18886 words

Blogs 7

Fedra Sans supports another two writing scripts, and 280 million more speakers.
5 September 2016
William, a contemporary interpretation of Caslon, is a truly international font in which English, Dutch and Russian influences come together to create one complete, modern type family.
29 February 2016
Neutral, designed almost a decade ago, is now finally out. It takes inspiration from typefaces that seem ageless, remaining fresh and relevant even decades after they were designed.
14 April 2014
Tribunal was originally developed as the custom font of a cross-platform magazine, designed from the start to work equally well in both print and screen media.
16 December 2013
Lava font was designed for magazine use, but far transcends its original application. It’s a no-nonsense workhorse typeface that can handle large quantities of text with ease.
23 September 2013