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Typography — Legibility

Erich Shelton

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white rivers the space between two letters in a word
type styles aligns flush against the left and right margins of the text block
runaround alignment which fills a shape
measure when a paragraph ends in a single last line at the top of a new column or page
word spacing alignment which flows along a curved or irregular line or shape
readability larger and/or decorative type used to attract attention
widow the space between adjacent words in a string or block of text
shaped line length
serif italic, bold, ALL CAPS, or underlined
two negative space flowing through a paragraph
display easiest color combination background to assure legible type
justified adjusting the letterspace between two adjacent characters of type
tracking how easily a page of text can be read and navigated
alignment alignment most appropriate for short or poetic passages
leading how smooth, rough, or sharp we perceive a surface to be
asymmetrical the space between two consecutive measures of type
legibility display text will be optimal at ______ points or larger
letterspace textual passages longer than a few words
contoured when a paragraph begins with a single first line at the bottom of a column or page
kerning easiest of typefaces to read
black on white text that wraps around graphics or textual elements
eight twelve habits influence navigational tendencies due to this phenomenon
typographic color the ease with which a reader can recognize and differentiate between letterforms
fourteen body text is optimal from _____ to ____ points
texture adjusting the distance between characters in a string or block of text
body maximum preferred number of typefaces in one layout
orphan how text on a page relates to its margin
reading gravity overall tonal value of a block of type on a page

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