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Speaking of fonts, even if you don’t have issues with reading, Readability is a pretty great app; it’s probably one of the first things I install on a browser after adblock.
It takes the text from whatever page you’re on and converts it into plain text on a plain background; you can toggle between light text on dark or dark text on light. Good if you’re, say, trying to read a blog post that has flashing gif backgrounds or white text on cyan or the type is just too damn tiny and trying to zoom in makes the layout break. I’d recommend the Whitney font since I don’t really like serifs for web reading.
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i’ve stopped trash talking comic sans after learning the font is actually one of the only dyslexia-friendly fonts that come standard with most computers and i advocate for others doing the same
Matter of fact, there’s plenty of fonts with good readability for dyslexic folks, and they’re all default ones that come with any computer:
Rello, Luz & Baeza-Yates, Ricardo (2013). Good Fonts for Dyslexia.
Helvetica, Arial, and Verdana are recommended sans serif fonts, while CMU (Computer Modern Unicode) and Courier are also good. Serif and monospace fonts aren’t necessarily harder to read; what you really want to avoid are italics and fancy novelty fonts.
It also states that personal preference also comes into play, which seems obvious, dyslexia doesn’t affect your aesthetic sense.
I’m afraid that this means, nope, it’s still a bad idea to use Comic Sans, particularly not for body text, because it is just an ugly wonky font, period.
I do wonder how well Comic Neue fares with dyslexic readers. though.
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Thanks, and I figured! Failbetter are usually good about accuracy with the occasional handwave (eg. Hyde Park changing into Jekyll Gardens post-fall, even though the Strange Case was published twenty years after the fall happened), so makes sense for stuff like that to be deliberate.
I imagine it’s not uncommon for people to pick up fashion and slang from the devils, much like how my character is rocking said fedora. (Haters are welcome, fedoras and trilbies were originally womenswear and will remain so when current fashion trends are dust, etc, etc.)
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