OpenDyslexic is a typeface designed to make reading easier for some symptoms of dyslexia.
OpenDyslexic comes in Regular, Bold, Italic, Bold-Italic and Monospace. The Regular, Bold, Italic, Bold-Italic styles also come in a version with an alternate, rounded ‘a’.
Why attribution required?
Attribution is not required anymore.
Can I use OpenDyslexic in my commercial products?
Yes. OpenDyslexic may be used in any commercial product. OpenDyslexic is available for use in commercial products at no cost to the developer.
How do I install the font on my computer?
In Windows, drag the font files to C:WindowsFonts.
In MacOS, drag the font files to FontBook.
In many Linux Distro, search the package manager for “open-dyslexic” or “opendyslexic”.
What about installing it on my iPhone/iPad/Android?
On your jailbroken iPhone/iPad, search “open-dyslexic” in Cydia.
On your rooted Android device, you can use an application like Font Installer to replace your system fonts with OpenDyslexic.
Can you include my language?
Yes. Email me details.
Does it work on everyone?
No, and I wouldn’t imagine it would. It works for a significantly large amount to warrant continued work on OpenDyslexic. Some people like Comic Sans, Gill Dyslexic, or Verdana more. OpenDyslexic is another option that can be used if it helps you.
I don’t like the small-a you use.
There are two versions of OpenDyslexic in the download. OpenDyslexic-Alta includes the handwritten/rounded/comic sans like/circle ‘a’ that you may like. This was contributed by Rob Carpenter (you can thank him on Twitter: @DJToadie).
What studies show that OpenDyslexic works?
As far as I know, there are no formal studies conducted on OpenDyslexic. However, there exist studies on features that have been incorporated into OpenDyslexic. I’m listing these here: http://opendyslexic.org/about/related-research/
How was OpenDyslexic designed?
OpenDyslexic was initially trialed with a group of dyslexic friends, and frequently adjusted until its public release in December 2011. It is still continually updated and refined based on feedback from others.
Does this cure Dyslexia?
Can this cure Dyslexia?
Can we make this the default font for everything?
OpenDyslexic is not intended to cure dyslexia at all. It’s intended to be a help. Similar to how some may hold an index card to a book, highlight lines of text, increase text size, use a colored plastic to reduce contrast, OpenDyslexic is intended to be an another help.
I heard OpenDyslexic infringes on Dyslexie’s copyright.
OpenDyslexic does not infringe on any intellectual property.
OpenDyslexic was created using BitStream Vera Sans as a starting point.
Don Steinberg of WilmerHale has chosen to provide pro bono support for OpenDyslexic. They have analyzed both typefaces, and have concluded that there is no infringement on the intellectual property of Dyslexie. The creator of Dyslexie was contacted and asked to provide proof of his claim. It has been several months, and he has not responded.
It’s been a minute/day/week, and you have not answered my email!
I have a full time job and a family also. It’s hard to get all the emails answered immediately, however I do attempt to answer all emails in a timely manner.