Some typographers have proposed that typeface familiarity is defined by the amount of time that a reader has been exposed to a typeface design, while other typographers have proposed that familiarity is defined by the commonalities in letter shapes. These two hypotheses were tested by measuring the reading speed and preferences of participants. Participants were tested twice with common and uncommon letter shapes, once before and once after spending 20 minutes reading a story with the font. The results indicate that the exposure period has an effect on the speed of reading, but the uncommon letter shapes did not. Readers did not like the uncommon letter shapes. This has implications for the selection of type and the design of future typefaces.
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Medved, Tanja, Anja Podlesek & Klementina Možina
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2021. Türkçe öğretmeni adaylarının farklı metin tasarımlarına ilişkin görüşleri. RumeliDE Dil ve Edebiyat Araştırmaları Dergisi
Powell, Steven L. & Ashton D. Trice
2020. The Impact of a Specialized Font on the Reading Performance of Elementary Children with Reading Disability. Contemporary School Psychology 24:1 ► pp. 34 ff.
Wallace, Shaun, Zoya Bylinskii, Jonathan Dobres, Bernard Kerr, Sam Berlow, Rick Treitman, Nirmal Kumawat, Kathleen Arpin, Dave B. Miller, Jeff Huang & Ben D. Sawyer
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Wilkins, Arnold, Katie Smith & Olivier Penacchio
2020. The Influence of Typography on Algorithms that Predict the Speed and Comfort of Reading. Vision 4:1 ► pp. 18 ff.
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