OpenDyslexic font

<hidden> anonymous
Created: 2 years and 11 months ago • Updated: 2 years and 11 months ago
Hi! Why not offer OpenDyslexic as a font option in settings? This font would be very helpful for people who have dyslexia, or otherwise have problems reading words.

More info about this font can be found here.

I think it would be a great idea, and something that some websites, such as Wikipedia, have already implemented. Thanks!

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anonymous
That's a nice idea, I second this.
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x.15a2
I like the idea as well, as I am slightly dyslexic myself, specifically with numerals. I'm going to push this to the devs for their input. Thanks!
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waterlubber
I'm not dyslexic, but I can clearly see how useful this might be. It also looks pretty cool.
posted by waterlubber 2 years and 11 months ago Link
buckeye
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I'm not dyslexic, but I can clearly see
. haha not sure if that was supposed to be funny or just turned out that way
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zac
You can use custom fonts with the "Custom" option under Appearance --> font: https://duckduckgo.com/settings#
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x.15a2
Perfect, thanks!

For those interested in this, you'll need to download and install the OpenDyslexic font. I did this in Windows and in the Custom Font field I entered the font name (as returned by Windows: OpenDyslexic3 ) with the following results:

[http://snag.gy/y0eZ6.jpg]
posted by x.15a2 Community Leader2 years and 11 months ago Link
preemeijer
Thanks for this. I will tell everyone I know that this is an option. This is great for students with dyslexia. :)
posted by preemeijer Community Leader2 years and 11 months ago Link