Please cosider adding Open Dyslexic font to OpenSuse

I came across information on a new open source font today, and consider that it would be a great addition to OpenSuse and also the education version of OpenSuse. Here is some of the information about the font. I’m not sure if there is a more appropriate place to post this suggestion.

OpenDyslexic supposedly helps people with this language difficulty read easier

             While dyslexia is a diverse  and complex language-related learning disability, it can prove a key  challenge to reading and writing.  The [same is true in the digital world](http://www.dailytech.com/Intel+Reader+Speaks+Printed+Text+Targets+VisionLearning+Impaired/article16780.htm):  people with dyslexia can take longer to process -- or be unable to  process -- text that the rest of us would be able to easily mentally  parse.  Approximately 1 out of every 10 individuals suffers from some  form of dyslexia, according to the [International Dyslexia Association](http://www.interdys.org/AreYouDyslexic_AdultTest.htm).

I. Helping Dyslexia Victims With an Affordable Font

The plight of dyslexic individuals served as inspiration to Abelardo Gonzalez, a New Hampshire-based mobile app designer, who devised a clever font to help dyslexics read digital text easier.

The font, dubbed “OpenDyslexic”, employs a trick in which the bottoms of characters are weighted. Curiously some dyslexic individuals visual processing cortexes rotate images that look slender, making characters appear backwards or upside down. By making the bottom look “heavier” the font reportedly reduces this kind of visual “bug” in the brains of people with this disability.

On 2012-10-05 00:36, robertsmits wrote:
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> I came across information on a new open source font today, and consider
> that it would be a great addition to OpenSuse and also the education
> version of OpenSuse. Here is some of the information about the font.

We are users like you here. We have no power to consider inclusion of anything :slight_smile:

I suggest you use the factory mail list, or perhaps the project one.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 12.1 x86_64 “Asparagus” at Telcontar)

On 10/05/2012 12:36 AM, robertsmits wrote:
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> it would be a great addition to OpenSuse

i agree! i think it is a great idea to add it to the box of
accessibility tools, and agree with Carlos that it should be brought to
the attention of the openSUSE developers–(who seldom come through here,
but rather hang out on the mail list–mostly on the factory or project
list, as Carlos noted …first step in that direction is here
http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Communication_channels#Mailing_lists


dd
very short ‘joke’: A dyslexic walked into a bra . . .

I’m the developer you need (I’m the maintainer of M17N:fonts)

I’ll see what I can do tomorrow.

On 10/05/2012 09:46 PM, MargueriteSu wrote:
> I’m the developer you need (I’m the maintainer of M17N:fonts)
> I’ll see what I can do tomorrow.

perfect!! (and, thanks for dropping in as often as you do! always welcome)


dd

On 2012-10-05 21:46, MargueriteSu wrote:
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> I’m the developer you need (I’m the maintainer of M17N:fonts)
>
> I’ll see what I can do tomorrow.

Oops! Glad that there are exceptions to what I said.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 12.1 x86_64 “Asparagus” at Telcontar)