The legibility of ClearType fonts
Chaparro, Barbara S.
Shaikh, A. Dawn
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Chaparro, B.S., Shaikh, A.D., & Chaparro, A. (2006). The legibility of ClearType fonts. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, 50(17), 1829-1832.
This article introduces six new ClearType fonts developed by Microsoft. Legibility of two of the serif fonts, Cambria and Constantia, is compared to the traditional serif font Times New Roman. Results show that the legibility, as measured by the number of correct identifications of briefly presented characters, was highest for the new font Cambria, followed by Constantia, and then Times New Roman. Old style digits, such as 0,1, and 2, used in Constantia resulted in confusion with the letters o, l, and z. Times New Roman symbols were confused with both letters and other symbols.
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