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Lexend is a variable font empirically shown to significantly improve reading-proficiency.
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Lexend Font Family

Lexend is a variable typeface designed by Bonnie Shaver-Troup and Thomas Jockin in 2018. Applying the Shaver-Troup Individually Optimal Text Formation Factors, studies have found readers instantaneously improve their reading fluency. This font is based on the Quicksand project from Andrew Paglinawan, initiated in 2008. Quicksand was improved in 2016 by Thomas Jockin for Google Fonts. Thomas modified Quicksand for the specialized task of improving reading fluency in low-proficiency readers (including those with dyslexia.)


2018 April 9 (Thomas Jockin) Version 1.0

  • First public release


If you make modifications be sure to add your name (N), email (E), web-address (if you have one) (W) and description (D). This list is in alphabetical order.

N: Andrew Paglinawan
D: Designer of Quicksand (original Roman glyphs)

N: Bonnie Shaver-Troup E: W: D: Designer of Lexend (derived from Quicksand)

N: Thomas Jockin
D: Designer of Lexend (derived from Quicksand)

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