Studies in the legibility of printed text.

  • 225 Pages
  • 0.59 MB
  • English
Almqvist & Wiksell , Uppsala
Legibility (Prin
Other titlesThe legibility of printed text.
SeriesActa Universitatis Stockholmiensis. Stockholm studies in educational psychology,, 11
LC ClassificationsZ250.A4 Z3
The Physical Object
Pagination225 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5529756M
LC Control Number67004612

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Subjects: Legibility (Printing) Printing -- History. Printing.

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Studies in the legibility of printed text: Bror Zachrisson. [Bror Zachrisson]. And yet, very little is known about how type features and spatial characteristics of texts are perceived by the readers. Studies of legibility are vital to find out the importance of type design and typographical issues in learning and reading.

It is more than a century that many researchers have been concerned with legibility of by: 5. aUral Federal University, Department of printing arts and web -design, Mira, 32 -R, Yekaterinburg RUSSIA Abstract The purpose of the study was to analyse findings in the field of the textbooks’ legibility, readability and visual word recognition.

Over a century, legibility studies have suggested that the smallest print sizes that can be read easily have a lowercase x-height around  mm. At a reading distance of 40 cm,  mm subtends degrees of visual angle.

Readability is how easy it is to read words, phrases, blocks of copy such as a book, a web page or an article. Legibility is a measure of how easy it.

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finding of the study, male students read e-books more than female students. The reading rate of students who prefer reading e-books to printed books is %, if the hardware and software requirements are met.

This choice is analyzed in terms of divisions; CEIT students prefer reading e-books to printed books less than the students of. You don’t want to have to mess with printing them later when I need them. You when you are building your study plan you want to know how each PDF is formatted and how long it is.

Print each of them off and go through them one by one just like you did with your textbook readings. On each one, write down the number of pages in the upper corner.

Readers of print books absorb and remember more of the plot than readers of e-books do, according to a study that was presented in Italy in In an earlier study, print readers also scored. The nine fonts were used for all text employed in these experiments, presented on both computer monitor and paper.

Size thresholds. In this experiment, random five-letter strings were presented centered on a SONY Multiscan GS monitor, as black ( cd/m 2) letters on a white ( cd/m 2) ly sighted subjects viewed the screen optically folded through a front.

Legibility concerns the appearance of electronic or printed text. Most technical material is distributed in hardcopy and electronic forms and must be readable and legible in each form. The readability and legibility of a technical document are key elements affecting the reader's.

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as the most valid technique for studying the legibility of printed material.” There don’t seem to be many studies speci W-cally on comprehension, let alone on e Vectiveness—the di Y-culty of devising studies that could separate the e Vect of type and typography from copy, graphic design, color, and art is one of the reasons for this.

This book reviews the research in the field of typography as it affects children's books and sets it in the context of research on reading. The contents include five chapters: "Problems of Definition and Measurement" discusses the various measures of legibility used in research studies.

"The Reading Process" examines three stages in the process of learning to read and typography in relation to. She was “shocked,” she says, to find that out of potentially relevant studies published between andonly 36 directly compared reading in digital and in print and measured learning in a reliable way.

(Many of the other studies zoomed in on aspects of e-reading, such as eye movements or the merits of different kinds of screens.). Legibility refers to the physical appearance of printed materials: line lengths, type size, style of type face, space between lines and between letters, margins, and physical format are some of the factors that are involved.

After the turn of the century, especially afterresearch became fairly common in this area, but has been meager since A field study involving some measures for over printed displays found a mean letter height of rad (7 min) at the limit of legibility, with over 90% legibility.

Practitioner Summary: This study evaluated the legibility difference between e-books and paper books from the viewpoint of readability, eye fatigue and subjective discomfort by using an eye tracker.

The results showed that paper books provided a better experience than e-books. Practitioner summary: This study evaluated the legibility difference between e-books and paper books from the viewpoint of readability, eye fatigue and subjective discomfort by using an eye. A study of issues of legibility in type design in various circumstances (newspaper use, etc.) with particular reference to Mergenthaler Linotype faces in the "Legibility Group." The copyright date of this work is The printing code on this copy is "C.

Along with a larger font and more white space between sentences, large print books from Thorndike Press feature a serif typeface. This often improves legibility, and provides breathing room for the eye, which in turn can help reduce eye fatigue during extended periods of reading.

This study was carried out to determine the effects of electronic and printed books on Biology students' achievement in Genetics in Colleges of Education in Niger State, Nigeria.

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The influence of. Tinker also authored or co-authored seven books. Legibility of Print, published insummarized the results of his studies in – and is the "seminal study on how we read printed type".

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Legibility (Network Perception) [] Legibility is a visual quality associated with readability, clarity and ease of recognition. While the formal definition of "legibility" is used in typography to describe how easy a reader may recognise individual characters in a text.

The Guiding Principles include criteria for quality textbooks in areas such as Content, Learning and Teaching, Structure and Organisation, Language, Textbook Layout (for printed textbooks only), Technical and Functional Requirements as well as Pedagogical Use of e-Features (for e-textbooks only).These principles are generic and central to textbooks for kindergartens, all Key Learning Areas.

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[Goudy, Frederic W.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. TYPOLOGIA. Studies in Type Design & Type Making with Comments on the Invention of Typography - The First Types - Legibility and Fine : Frederic W. Goudy. Miles Tinker, renowned for his landmark work, Legibility of Print, performed scientific studies on the legibility and readability of all-capital print.

His findings were as follows: All-capital print greatly retards speed of reading in comparison with lower-case type. Also, most readers judge all capitals to be less legible. Typologia presents more or less graphically Frederic Goudy's work in type design and describes his own methods of type production.

His remarks on type legibility and fine printing, as presented in the body of the book, present the conclusions of a craftsman intensely interested in every phase of s: 1. Research has shown that large print books are not so effective for the technical reading process for most of the children with low vision.

research and design In the past, typography has often been looked upon as a useful instrument to improve the legibility of the printed reading material that is being offered to children with low vision.