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2012-10-08 09:09:36 AM
img.gawkerassets.com

What a motile Beavis might look like.
 
2012-10-08 09:12:22 AM
It's the new Comic Sans.
 
2012-10-08 10:31:20 AM
If the b and d are mirror images, the font designer fails with dyslexia.

/when I was doing computer vision, I had a program that had the same problems I did in 1st grade...
 
2012-10-08 11:19:12 AM
i3.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-10-08 12:31:47 PM

cretinbob: [i3.kym-cdn.com image 604x453]


2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-08 12:35:57 PM
thumbnails.hulu.com

I suffer from a very sexy learning disability. What do I call it, Kif?
 
2012-10-08 12:38:33 PM
Olo
 
2012-10-08 12:40:44 PM
The capital i should have a crossbar at top and bottom. It still looks like a lowercase L.
 
2012-10-08 12:41:15 PM

Treygreen13: [thumbnails.hulu.com image 512x288]

I suffer from a very sexy learning disability. What do I call it, Kif?


*sigh* sex-lexia.
 
2012-10-08 12:41:19 PM

Treygreen13: [thumbnails.hulu.com image 512x288]

I suffer from a very sexy learning disability. What do I call it, Kif?


gifsoup.com

Sexlexia
 
2012-10-08 12:41:50 PM
i13.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-08 12:43:15 PM
I'm sure it's doog swen for them, then.
 
2012-10-08 12:43:21 PM
Treygreen13: I suffer from a very sexy learning disability. What do I call it, Kif?

:::sigh:::

Sexlexia.
 
2012-10-08 12:45:30 PM

Badafuco: Olo


Oh heck, that made me FLOAM!!
 
2012-10-08 12:54:34 PM
It looks like a Halloween font I used in middle school.
 
2012-10-08 01:03:43 PM
Why do I think of Peter Griffin when i see this font?
 
2012-10-08 01:11:56 PM

RoboZombie: Why do I think of Peter Griffin when i see this font?


Because it is similar to the Family Guy font.

font.downloadatoz.com
 
2012-10-08 01:13:16 PM
cdn.eurweb.com

bottom-heavy foontz
 
2012-10-08 01:31:58 PM
How about a Hero tag for Mr. Gonzalez. He made it free to use instead of trying to make money off of a disability.
 
2012-10-08 01:35:09 PM
modile bevices

I honestly did not catch that until I had installed the Chrome extension to use the font.
 
2012-10-08 01:41:07 PM
Dyslexia - Warns without striking...
 
2012-10-08 01:50:48 PM
Hnery Wrinkle was diagnosed with dyslexia in his 30's.

217.18.90.33

/let's hear it for Fontzie! Yaaaaaaaa!
 
2012-10-08 01:54:02 PM
api.ning.com

I saw what you did there, and I LIKE IT!
 
2012-10-08 01:55:11 PM
 
2012-10-08 01:57:06 PM
If you can't decipher this easy to read font you must have some sort of disease/condition/syndrome:

i.fonts2u.com
 
2012-10-08 01:59:58 PM

czei: If you can't decipher this easy to read font you must have some sort of disease/condition/syndrome:

[i.fonts2u.com image 850x691]


I can, but that's mainly because of an acute case of Tolkien poisoning as a youth.
 
2012-10-08 02:00:36 PM

dittybopper: czei: If you can't decipher this easy to read font you must have some sort of disease/condition/syndrome:

[i.fonts2u.com image 850x691]

I can, but that's mainly because of an acute case of Tolkien poisoning as a youth.


Also, Futhork off.
 
2012-10-08 02:04:13 PM
czei:
If you can't decipher this easy to read font you must have some sort of disease/condition/syndrome:
It's not news, it's futhark.com.
 
2012-10-08 02:07:24 PM
There's something comic-sansy about it.
 
2012-10-08 02:13:45 PM

dabbletech: [cdn.eurweb.com image 292x292]

bottom-heavy foontz


oh my god i wanna spank that azz

and leave tooth marks in it
 
2012-10-08 02:17:55 PM
Bottom heavy font reminds me of homestar runner.
 
2012-10-08 02:26:10 PM
OK, Photoshopers, get to it and produce us the lyrics to Queen's Fat Bottomed Girls in this font
 
2012-10-08 02:36:45 PM

namegoeshere: The capital i should have a crossbar at top and bottom. It still looks like a lowercase L.



Serious question, is that actually the issue?  I dated a girl with dyslexia, but she never got much treatment for it and wasn't really able to articulate anything about it.
 
Her valentines/birthday/christmas cards to me were pretty friggin' hilarious.
 
/No offense... she was able to joke about it.
 
2012-10-08 02:47:07 PM
Ow, my eyes. Reading classic literature in that font was like trying to eat a steak dinner that was the taste and consistency of dry rice cakes.

/have numeric dyslexia
//will download the font for the numeric characters
 
2012-10-08 02:53:06 PM

dabbletech: [cdn.eurweb.com image 292x292]

bottom-heavy foontz


That's an interesting use of shading in that outfit to make her ass look bigger.
 
2012-10-08 02:53:29 PM
Well played, Subby, well played.
 
2012-10-08 03:03:31 PM

downstairs: namegoeshere: The capital i should have a crossbar at top and bottom. It still looks like a lowercase L.


Serious question, is that actually the issue?  I dated a girl with dyslexia, but she never got much treatment for it and wasn't really able to articulate anything about it.
 
Her valentines/birthday/christmas cards to me were pretty friggin' hilarious.
 
/No offense... she was able to joke about it.


Don't worry. One of mine is dyslexic, and teaching her to have a sense of humor about it is the best thing we ever did. She's scary smart and articulate, so she is able to explain to us what it's like for her. She gets the beginning and ending of the word, but the middle is somewhat of a jumble. It's a lot worse when she is tired or has been reading for a while. The letters don't hold still. Henry Fonda once described the words sliding right off of the page. I asked her about that, and she said she gets it.

Sometimes different colored paper helps - black print on white is the worst contrast for her. She's used different colored overlays with some success, too. Fortunately our district has been freakin' awesome about accommodations. If she thinks something will help, they'll try it if it's reasonable. Unfortunately she's at an age where she doesn't want to stand out.

She's had a pantload of phonics instruction since being diagnosed at age 9, and it's helped. Heh, Hooked On Phonics worked for us! (old meme is old)

She's always had a huge vocabulary and excellent comprehension, which has helped immensely. She's doing great - honors classes, high honor role. She loves reading and does so constantly. We've been able to phase out many of her accommodations (she no longer needs a scribe or to have tests read to her. She still gets to record classes and gets a copy of class notes, as taking notes while paying attention is difficult for her. She doesn't always take advantage of this, but it's there if she needs it.) I'm so glad that she lives in an age where there is adaptive technology available for her.
 
2012-10-08 03:21:09 PM

DON.MAC: If the b and d are mirror images, the font designer fails with dyslexia.



Interestingly enough even though they appear to be mirror images, my eyes want to focus on the upper right part of the circle for the b and upper left part of the circle for the d. The off center placement of the circle seems to help a bunch.

/dyslexic
//really helps when i can read bedtime stories to the kids upside down.
 
2012-10-08 03:28:29 PM
It's not funny to make fun of lysdexia.
 
2012-10-08 03:50:19 PM
 
2012-10-08 03:52:30 PM
It's all fun and games until someone loses an i.
 
2012-10-08 03:53:35 PM

namegoeshere: downstairs: namegoeshere: The capital i should have a crossbar at top and bottom. It still looks like a lowercase L.


Serious question, is that actually the issue?  I dated a girl with dyslexia, but she never got much treatment for it and wasn't really able to articulate anything about it.
 
Her valentines/birthday/christmas cards to me were pretty friggin' hilarious.
 
/No offense... she was able to joke about it.

Don't worry. One of mine is dyslexic, and teaching her to have a sense of humor about it is the best thing we ever did. She's scary smart and articulate, so she is able to explain to us what it's like for her. She gets the beginning and ending of the word, but the middle is somewhat of a jumble. It's a lot worse when she is tired or has been reading for a while. The letters don't hold still. Henry Fonda once described the words sliding right off of the page. I asked her about that, and she said she gets it.

Sometimes different colored paper helps - black print on white is the worst contrast for her. She's used different colored overlays with some success, too. Fortunately our district has been freakin' awesome about accommodations. If she thinks something will help, they'll try it if it's reasonable. Unfortunately she's at an age where she doesn't want to stand out.

She's had a pantload of phonics instruction since being diagnosed at age 9, and it's helped. Heh, Hooked On Phonics worked for us! (old meme is old)

She's always had a huge vocabulary and excellent comprehension, which has helped immensely. She's doing great - honors classes, high honor role. She loves reading and does so constantly. We've been able to phase out many of her accommodations (she no longer needs a scribe or to have tests read to her. She still gets to record classes and gets a copy of class notes, as taking notes while paying attention is difficult for her. She doesn't always take advantage of this, but it's there if she needs it.) I'm so glad that she lives in an age w ...


I had this same problem when I was younger, to this day I still highlight stuff on the computer screen when reading a lot of text. Beige background with black text is alright, but black on white burns my eyes.

I also had a blue/grey screen to read through when I was younger and it really helped, otherwise I see rivers through the lines of the text.

/learned to cope
//wasn't easy at all
 
2012-10-08 04:14:41 PM

namegoeshere: downstairs: namegoeshere: The capital i should have a crossbar at top and bottom. It still looks like a lowercase L.


Serious question, is that actually the issue?  I dated a girl with dyslexia, but she never got much treatment for it and wasn't really able to articulate anything about it.
 
Her valentines/birthday/christmas cards to me were pretty friggin' hilarious.
 
/No offense... she was able to joke about it.

Don't worry. One of mine is dyslexic, and teaching her to have a sense of humor about it is the best thing we ever did. She's scary smart and articulate, so she is able to explain to us what it's like for her. She gets the beginning and ending of the word, but the middle is somewhat of a jumble. It's a lot worse when she is tired or has been reading for a while. The letters don't hold still. Henry Fonda once described the words sliding right off of the page. I asked her about that, and she said she gets it.

Sometimes different colored paper helps - black print on white is the worst contrast for her. She's used different colored overlays with some success, too. Fortunately our district has been freakin' awesome about accommodations. If she thinks something will help, they'll try it if it's reasonable. Unfortunately she's at an age where she doesn't want to stand out.

She's had a pantload of phonics instruction since being diagnosed at age 9, and it's helped. Heh, Hooked On Phonics worked for us! (old meme is old)

She's always had a huge vocabulary and excellent comprehension, which has helped immensely. She's doing great - honors classes, high honor role. She loves reading and does so constantly. We've been able to phase out many of her accommodations (she no longer needs a scribe or to have tests read to her. She still gets to record classes and gets a copy of class notes, as taking notes while paying attention is difficult for her. She doesn't always take advantage of this, but it's there if she needs it.) I'm so glad that she lives in an age w ...


Thanks!  Unfortunately for my GF at the time, she didn't do very well in school.  And her family had no money, and her alcoholic mom would have stolen any help.
 
It wasn't tragic, she got by the best she could.  She could hold down retail jobs just fine and all, and was a hard worker.
 
2012-10-08 04:19:23 PM
I BLOCK PRINT IN CAPS AND I FIND IT HELPS A LOT.

czei: If you can't decipher this easy to read font you must have some sort of disease/condition/syndrome:

[i.fonts2u.com image 850x691]


You might be a dwarf.
 
2012-10-08 04:25:41 PM

Petey4335: DON.MAC: If the b and d are mirror images, the font designer fails with dyslexia.



Interestingly enough even though they appear to be mirror images, my eyes want to focus on the upper right part of the circle for the b and upper left part of the circle for the d. The off center placement of the circle seems to help a bunch.

/dyslexic
//really helps when i can read bedtime stories to the kids upside down.


This

The fun of mastering dyslexia is I can read from any orientation, or in a mirror.

Mirror image dyslexic
 
2012-10-08 04:28:22 PM
Good one subby but I think the v was backward.
 
2012-10-08 04:36:16 PM

candiru.fish: modile bevices

I honestly did not catch that until I had installed the Chrome extension to use the font.


You can download it for free here.
 
2012-10-08 05:12:06 PM

RedVentrue: The fun of mastering dyslexia is I can read from any orientation, or in a mirror.



Wow, really?  That's kinda cool.
 
2012-10-08 05:44:05 PM
imageshack.us

See what you can accomplish with a catchy slogan?
 
2012-10-08 05:44:08 PM
www.itusozluk.com

Now if they could just cure sexlexia, a very sexy learning disability.
 
2012-10-08 05:53:56 PM

letrole: Dyslexia could be just a label, according to scientists, after a study of brain scans found there is little difference between the way children with the condition think while trying to read and those who simply have a low IQ.


Sooo....

Dyslexia is a Learned Behaviour?

/My surname is De Havilland
 
2012-10-08 05:54:39 PM

downstairs: RedVentrue: The fun of mastering dyslexia is I can read from any orientation, or in a mirror.


Wow, really?  That's kinda cool.


It takes some practice.
 
2012-10-08 05:56:22 PM

letrole: Dyslexia could be just a label, according to scientists, after a study of brain scans found there is little difference between the way children with the condition think while trying to read and those who simply have a low IQ.


Grrrrr. Trole
 
2012-10-08 06:09:59 PM
Abelardo Gonzalez.

I'm guessing a lot of people get that name wrong.
 
2012-10-08 07:37:35 PM

czei: If you can't decipher this easy to read font you must have some sort of disease/condition/syndrome:

[i.fonts2u.com image 850x691]


If you can decipher it easily, you're either a Viking or the Avatar.
 
2012-10-08 07:54:08 PM

indylaw: czei: If you can't decipher this easy to read font you must have some sort of disease/condition/syndrome:

[i.fonts2u.com image 850x691]

If you can decipher it easily, you're either a Viking or the Avatar.


There's only one Avatar:

img.printfection.com
 
2012-10-08 09:54:24 PM

Jekylman: Abelardo Gonzalez.

I'm guessing a lot of people Americans get that name wrong.


Yeah, probably.
 
2012-10-08 09:56:25 PM
Hey, has anyone taken advantage of this perfect invitation to tell any adolescent jokes about dyslexics? Because those are extremely funny.
 
Skr
2012-10-08 11:20:51 PM
Hrmm well the font really doesn't seem to help me at all. In fact it hurts my eyes -_-.
 
2012-10-09 12:05:21 AM
That font looks like it's from the 1970's
 
2012-10-09 12:16:44 AM

JackieRabbit: OK, Photoshopers, get to it and produce us the lyrics to Queen's Fat Bottomed Girls in this font


Or you could just install the font, and copy and paste the lyrics. But what the hell, here's a screenshot:

imageshack.us
 
2012-10-09 12:20:36 AM
Abelardo Gonzalez, a mobile app designer from New Hampshire...decided to design a font from scratch and then make it free to anyone who wants to use it.

Read free or die!
 
2012-10-09 04:43:24 AM
does the effect go both ways? i'm not dyslexic and it appears that the font set is breathing. i can't keep my eyes on it
for more than 5 seconds without feelings slightly nauseous.
 
2012-10-09 06:38:22 AM

HeartBurnKid: indylaw: czei: If you can't decipher this easy to read font you must have some sort of disease/condition/syndrome:

[i.fonts2u.com image 850x691]

If you can decipher it easily, you're either a Viking or the Avatar.

There's only one Avatar:

[img.printfection.com image 150x150]


Wow, I didn't know there was a cartoon icon for that Spoony bit. Well played.

/What's a paladin?
 
2012-10-09 10:22:18 AM
I see letters on a page or screen as flatted 3d objects rotating and standing still at the same time. Like if you were to cut them out, look at all the sides and them memorize them. This font does nothing for me. I have found that Times New Roman works pretty well since the d and b are different enough as are the p and q.

The only advantage I have found to the way my mind sees objects on all sides at once is in dealing with blueprints and assembly instructions.
 
2012-10-09 01:16:55 PM

xanadian: It's the new Comic Sans.


Use of Comic Sans is one of the markers of "we're not going to get along".
 
2012-10-09 01:18:59 PM

czei: If you can't decipher this easy to read font you must have some sort of disease/condition/syndrome:

[i.fonts2u.com image 850x691]


That's been a thorn in my side since 803.
 
2012-10-09 01:19:36 PM

RedVentrue: The fun of mastering dyslexia is I can read from any orientation, or in a mirror.


I wondered why a professor asked me if I was dyslexic while helping an ESOL student. I am not, but I read excellently without concern for the orientation of words and basically any angle or reasonable distance. Helps because I don't want to take a book from a student to tell them what a word is, and until a little older the students rarely think to make the task any easier by turning a book around and making sure someone can see the pages.
 
2012-10-11 12:51:13 PM

Vangor: RedVentrue: The fun of mastering dyslexia is I can read from any orientation, or in a mirror.

I wondered why a professor asked me if I was dyslexic while helping an ESOL student. I am not, but I read excellently without concern for the orientation of words and basically any angle or reasonable distance. Helps because I don't want to take a book from a student to tell them what a word is, and until a little older the students rarely think to make the task any easier by turning a book around and making sure someone can see the pages.


Anyone can learn the trick, but dyslexics must learn, because of the nature of the problem.
 
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