Posts Tagged ‘legibility’

Open Source Typeface Hack Designed Specifically for Code

Monday, August 31st, 2015

The most amazing part of this story is that it’s taken this long for somebody to come up with a font that makes it easier for the user to tell the difference between a zero and the capital letter O.

The days of confusing 0 and O, l and 1, or Z and 2 while reading through pages of code late at night are finally over with the release of Hack, an open source typeface designed specifically for code. While it is code that Hack has been designed for, its open source free for all nature enables you to use it in any program or web application that supports custom fonts. Hack has been designed with legibility in mind, and it shows when you look at the supported characters.

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Better URL Bar Improves Firefox’s Address Bar Visibility

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Here’s a Firefox add-on for those of us who are tired of squinting in order to read URLs in Firefox’s address bar …

If you are working on a large computer monitor with standard font sizes you may have noticed that some screen elements are not as readable as they should be. You could now say that this is age related, and it probably is to a certain extent. Regardless of that, there may certainly be users who would like their browser’s address bar to become more visible.

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