People with dyslexia see mirror images
of letters, rotate letters and mix them up.
Moreover, as most fonts have been designed
from an aesthetic point of view, the letters
look very similar.
Dyslexics have great difficulty reading
texts written in such letters. This is why
we wanted to develop a typeface which
people with dyslexia will find easier to cope
with, making it easier for them to read.
Next to functional choices we have made
we also noticed that the esthetics are
also important. Nobody wants an ugly font.
The typeface Dyslexie is the product of
a mix between optimal reading and
The specific characteristics of the Dyslexie
typeface make it easier for people with dyslexia to distinguish individual letters.
This reduces the number of reading errors as well as the effort it takes to read a text.
Making the bottom part of each letter
appear heavier than the top prevents
the letter from turning upside down.
The weight of the letters in words and
sentences is greatest towards the bottom,
creating the effect of a single heavy baseline.
We have enlarged the openings of
the letters to make the letters look
less alike and make the shape of
each individual letter more obvious.
By using semi-italics, the letters slightly
resemble hand-written text and do not
Characters which look quite similar
have been adapted by changing the tails,
to reduce the similarity and avoid the
problem of mirror images and rotation.
Lengthening the strokes of some letters
prevents them from changing in nature.
Bold capitals and punctuation marks
clearly highlight the beginning and
the end of a sentence or interruption.
This makes it easier to read each
Letters which look similar are different
in height and each has its own features
to prevent confusion.
By increasing the x-axis of the letters
the spaces in the letter are consequently
increased. This makes the letters easier
By using deeper inlets for some letters,
make the letters clearer.
The space between the letters and
the words is wider, so that letters
and words stand out more clearly.