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  Saturday, September 06, 2008 – Permalink –

Word Form or Content

Shape or substance



"The legibility of a typeface should not be evaluated on its ability to generate a good word shape.

Word shape is no longer a viable model of word recognition. The bulk of scientific evidence says that we recognize a word's component letters, then use that visual information to recognize a word. In addition to perceptual information, we also use contextual information to help recognize words during ordinary reading, but that has no bearing on the word shape versus parallel letter recognition debate. "


The science of word recognition
by Kevin Larson
From EyeMagazine

Suggested by:
Microsoft Typography


Also see:
Cmabrigde

[Edited entry from 5/25/2005]




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<Doug Klippert@ 3:23 AM

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