Note: the repository for the latest version has moved to antijingoist/opendyslexic. It uses the SIL-OFL license, which is much less confusing than the few licenses in here. As of 2019-09-07, its not completely complete, but it is does contain more characters, as well as completing several frequent requests. Target completion in a few weeks.
Download the latest bleeding edge version.
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If you are upgrading your copy of this font, you may want to remove previous version first.
Typeface/font to help readability, and help readability for some of the symptoms of dyslexia.
Your brain can sometimes do funny things to letters. OpenDyslexic tries to help prevent some of these things from happening. Letters have heavy weighted bottoms to provide an indication of orientation to make it more difficult to confuse with other similar letters. Consistently weighted bottoms can also help reenforce the line of text. The unique shapes of each letter can help prevent flipping and swapping.
The italic style for OpenDyslexic has been crafted still be able to be used for emphasis while still being readable.
Thanks to everyone that donated during the Glyphs.app fundraising:
- Cheryl Marshall
- Anonymous (MG). <-- look at that, anonymous supports this. :D
- Eric Bailey
- Steven V James
- Plow Software, LLC
You guys are super cool! Thanks!
Also, thanks to:
- @glyphsapp for helping me learn Glyphs.
- Rob Carpenter of Oak Grove College in England for the Alta style
- The awesome folk @ TEDxGateway that still have yet to release the OpenDyslexic TEDx talk.
It is based on Bitstream Vera Sans because of the nice license it has.
OpenDyslexic is not packaged by me as an .exe file. It is packaged as a zip file, with no installer, so you know what you are getting.
If you were compelled to pay for this font, ask for a refund. This font is provided at no charge. Donations are cool though. :)
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