Why was a special typeface needed for people with dyslexia? Christian Boer, a dyslexic himself, knew why. While researching ways to improve readability he saw, for the millionth time, words turning and letters mirroring and swapping, and suddenly he knew the answer: a typeface that would prevent these 3D letter movements. He started designing, and the Dyslexie typeface was born.
Christian ignored all typeface rules and standards to design Dyslexie Font. The result? Unique letters that are easy to recognize. Less frustration, better reading. More practice, fewer problems. An upwards spiral!
The gravity point lies below. The letters have a clear base line, which prevents letters from being turned upside down.
The shapes of the letters are adjusted subtly. This way the chance of turning, mirroring and swapping letters is minimized.
The distance between individual letters and words is enlarged, which makes reading more convenient and avoids the crowding effect.
Some Dyslexie font letters have longer sticks, which helps to decrease switching and swapping letters while reading.
Punctuation marks and capital letters are bold, emphasizing the breaks, endings and beginnings of phrases.
Letters that look alike are slightly inclined. This way different letters are easier to distinguish.
The openings of the Dyslexie Font letters are enlarged. Here for letters can be easily recognized by their shape.
Letters that look alike are differentiated by several levels. This way each Dyslexie font letter is a unique character, avoiding letter swapping.
The height of the letters is increased, whereas the width isn’t. This adds 'air' to the Dyslexie font letters, making them easier to distinguish.