A new teletext character set with enhanced legibility

F.L. Nes, van

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    Abstract

    Teletext is difficult to read, partly because of the letter fonts employed. Present fonts are contained in a matrix of 6 (horizontal) × 10 (vertical) elements. Research on matrix characters of optimum legibility started in 1969 at the Institute for Perception Research. Criteria resulting from this research have now been used to design alphanumeric characters in a matrix of 12 × 10 elements for use in Teletext. Several versions of each character were designed and their legibility tested in recognition experiments. The legibility of the best new version for each letter was compared with and shown generally to be greater than that of the presently used version.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1222-1225
    JournalIEEE Transactions on Electron Devices
    Volume33
    Issue number8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1986

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