OpenDyslexic Font Gains Ground With Help of Instapaper
The OpenDyslexic font is designed to give “gravity” to letters to prevent the characters rotating in readers’ minds
OpenDyslexic’s characters have been given “heavy-weighted bottoms” to prevent them from flipping and swapping around in the minds of their readers.
A recent update to the popular app Instapaper has adopted the text format as an option for its users.
The font has also been built into a word processor, an ebook reader and has been installed on school computers.
The project was created by Abelardo Gonzalez, a New Hampshire-based mobile app designer, who released his designs onto the web at the end of last year.
Instapaper lets articles be read on handsets using the OpenDyslexic font
“I had seen similar fonts, but at the time they were completely unaffordable and so impractical as far as costs go,” he told the BBC.
“I figured there’s other people who would like the same thing but had the same issues, and so I thought I’d make an open source one that everyone could contribute to and help out with.