Tiresias Screenfont

Credits

Designer(s)
John Gill
Foundry(ies)
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Release Year
1998
Country of Origin
United Kingdom
Classification
Sans Serif, Gothic
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Tags
screen, subtitling, tv

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Originally designed for the Royal National Institute for the Blind in response to a need for improving text for television subtitling. The Digital Video Broadcasting has adopted the Tiresias Screenfont as the standard font for the Multimedia Home Platform, which many set-top box and digital TV manufacturers are using as their standard development platform.

The Tiresias Screenfont includes characters that are easy to distinguish from one another. Throughout the design process, the key factors that affect legibility were studied.

This font has met with widespread approval. The design team is confident that this new typeface brings considerable improvement to the legibility of text on screens.

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