The last stable version of OpenDyslexic was released in November 2012. In December of 2012, I had the fantastic privilege of sharing OpenDyslexic at TEDxGateway in Mumbai. There’s been a whirlwind of interviews and OpenDyslexic has been shared continually by many people. My server has gone out a few times from the traffic! Since that time, it’s been picked up by a huge number of application developers, authors, websites, linux distro’s, and has been downloaded well over 111,000 times! Schools are reporting success in using it with their students, and a few studies are being done on OpenDyslexic. There are books printed in OpenDyslexic. Apps are including OpenDyslexic as an option. eBook readers and Tablets are shipping with OpenDyslexic installed.
And now, I’m super excited to officially share OpenDyslexic 2 with you. It includes support for Western European, Central European, South Eastern European, Vietnamese, Afrikaans, and Pinyin. The font smoothing has been improved to look better in Windows. Vertical and horizontal spacing is improved.
This version of OpenDyslexic also adds a variant with an alternate rounded ‘a’ to the stable version. This was a requested by many, and a teacher in England, Rob Carpenter, made all the actual ‘a’ glyphs for it.
One more thing
But there’s one more thing: OpenDyslexicMono. OpenDyslexicMono is a Monospace typeface with many of the features you love in OpenDyslexic: wider letter spacing, heavy letter bottoms, and unique letter shapes. And you can use it in your favorite text editor and terminal app without worrying about awkward spacing issues. I’ve been using it at work for all my source code, and now I’m sharing it with you. If you like using it, remember to share it with others. 🙂
Thanks for all your support.
Hope you enjoy. 🙂