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Fonts for dyslexics: comments by Stephan Peters [Stephan Peters]

Stephan Peters gives his opinions on fonts for dyslexics (in 2020) based on opinions by dyslexics.

  • Amazon Ember (by Dalton Maag) is his favorite sans for small size readability.
  • Modern versions of DIN like Datto D-Din by Charles Nix are also quite readable.
  • The most readable serif, according to him, is the proprietary Barrington Stoke, which is a modified PMN Caecilia (by Gerrit Noordzij) featuring longer ascenders and descenders. He mentions that unlike most people with dyslexia, he prefers serifs: I have a bigger problem with tracking. I start to read on one line and my eye tracks to the line above or below. The serifs really help with that. A related font is Modum by The Northern Block.
  • For e-readers and paperwhite, he points to Crimson Text (by Sebastian Kosch).
  • Merriweather (by Eben Sorkin) and Carrig (by Paulo Goode) are also very readable serifs for him.

He adds: There's a lot of misinformation out there about "dyslexic fonts." Dyslexie is OK, but looks awful artistically. Open Dyslexic, which attempts to emulate Dyslexie is REALLY TERRIBLE! It is a disservice to people with dyslexia. Studies show it is not a helpful font [...] It has a high x-height, which leads to lower ascenders. p and q are just reversed, b and d are just reversed.... Terrible kerning... m looks like the Latin ligature rn... I could go on and on. [...] In reality, line height and font size have more to do with readability than the actual font, there are studies that show this, too.

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file name: Charles Nix D Din Bold 2017


file name: Charles Nix D Din Condensed Bold 2017


file name: Charles Nix D Din Exp 2017


file name: Paulo Goode Carrig 2014


file name: Paulo Goode Carrig 2014a


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file name: Paulo Goode Carrig 2015 184444


file name: Paulo Goode Carrig 2015


file name: Paulo Goode Carrig 2014b


file name: Paulo Goode Carrig 2014d


file name: Eben Sorkin Merriweather 2010


file name: Eben Sorkin Merriweather 2010b


file name: Eben Sorkin Merriweather Sans 2010b


file name: Eben Sorkin Merriweather Sans 2010


file name: Eben Sorkin Merriweather 2010 Poster by Luiz Felipe Severo 2014


file name: Eben Sorkin Merriweather 2010 Poster by Luiz Felipe Severo 2014b


file name: Eben Sorkin Merriweather 2010 Poster by Luiz Felipe Severo 2014c


file name: Dalton Maag Amazon Ember 2015 2017


file name: Dalton Maag Amazon Ember Display 2017


file name: Dalton Maag Amazon Ember Mono Bold 2018


file name: Dalton Maag Amazon Ember Thin 2014


file name: Dalton Maag Amazon Ember 2015


file name: Dalton Maag Amazon Ember 2015


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file name: Dalton Maag Amazon Ember Bold 2015


file name: Sebastian Kosch Crimson Text 2010


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file name: Sebastian Kosch Crimson Text 2010c


file name: Barrington Stoke Font 2020


file name: Barrington Stoke Font 2020


file name: Barrington Stoke Font 2020







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