Accession Number:

AD0654670

Title:

STUDIES IN DISPLAY SYMBOL LEGIBILITY. PART 17. THE LEGIBILITY OF THE LINCOLN/MITRE FONT ON TELEVISION

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MITRE CORP BEDFORD MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

The legibility of standard Leroy alphanumeric symbols was compared with that of a new font, the LincolnMITRE, on a television monitor at resolutions of 8, 10, 12 and 14 lines per symbol height. The new font was not superior in legibility to the Leroy font at any of the values of resolution tested. While the findings for the new font were negative, insights were gained about how to improve symbol design for more legible television displays. It was recommended that these new design techniques be evaluated in future work on television displays.

Subject Categories:

  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems
  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE