The letters of the Dyslexie font are designed while taking the different characteristics of dyslexia into consideration.
The Dyslexie font is specially designed for people with dyslexia, in order to make reading easier – and more fun. During the design process, all basic typography rules and standards were ignored. Readability and specific characteristics of dyslexia are used as the guidelines for the design.
The most common reading errors of dyslexia are swapping, mirroring, changing, turning and melting letters together. In the Dyslexie font, every letter is uniquely shaped, eliminating the common reading errors of dyslexia. The innovative font increases the ease of reading for people with dyslexia, meanwhile offering non-dyslectics some reading benefits as well.
Check out the 10 most important features of the Dyslexie font:
1. Heavy bottom
The centre of gravity is placed at the bottom, which avoids turning letters upside down and adds a clear base line.
2. Inclined letters
Some ‘twin letters’ are placed slightly inclined, which makes them easier to distinguish.
3. Enlarged openings
The openings of the Dyslexie font letters are enlarged. This way letters look less alike and will be easily recognized by their shape.
4. Other shapes
The shapes of the letters that look alike are adjusted subtly, which decreases the chance of switching and mirroring them.
5. Longer sticks
Some Dyslexie font letters have longer sticks, which helps to decrease switching letters while reading.
6. Capital letters and punctuation
Punctuation marks and capital letters are bold, emphasizing the breaks, endings and beginnings of phrases.
7. Various heights
Letters that look alike are differentiated by several heights. This way each Dyslexie font letter is an unique character, avoiding letter swaps.
8. Higher x-height
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.
9. Better spacing
The distance between individual letters and words is enlarged, which makes reading more convenient and avoids the crowding effect.