Text Legibility and the Letter Superiority Effect

  title={Text Legibility and the Letter Superiority Effect},
  author={James E. Sheedy and Manoj V. Subbaram and Aaron B. Zimmerman and John R. Hayes},
  journal={Human factors},
  volume={47 4},
Effects of font design and electronic display parameters upon text legibility were determined using a threshold size method. Participants' visual acuity (inverse of the minimum detection size, representing the threshold legibility for each condition) was measured using upper- and lowercase letters and lowercase words in combinations of 6 fonts, 3 font-smoothing modes, 4 font sizes, 10 pixel heights, and 4 stroke widths. Individual lowercase letters were 10% to 20% more legible than lowercase… CONTINUE READING