FF Videtur

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2012
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Serif
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Digital
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display, serif, text

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FF Videtur
The concept for FF Videtur is based on bitmap fonts created by Axel Bertram for the state television broadcaster in East Germany (GDR-TV) during the 1980s. Thorough research and testing — including a broad series of experiments with the specific display conditions of 625-line television screens — led to three specific findings:
1. Serif letterforms are easier to recognize than those in monolinear sans serif typefaces.
2. Serifs help stabilize letterforms and improve the reading movement along a line of text. As to the serifs themselves, a balled-knot proved to be the most suitable.
3. An alternating stroke contrast leads to easier differentiation between letters.

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Last edited by Dave Dawson on December 8, 2012, 11:02am EST

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