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I think it is condescending to assume that "People less familiar with computers seem to prefer less resolution" - I know I read somewhere that old people did not appreciate big buttons on a remote control, but people having a hard time pressing small buttons appreciate big buttons. I know your question did not target older people. But you might find some ...


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IMHO - You are confusing 2 different concepts. Accessibility is not the same as Technical Unfamiliarity. You are assuming that Users who are less familiar with computers are either: in the older age bracket and/or; incapable of perceiving content in the same way as most people do (accessibility user) so require larger screen size, lower resolution, ...


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Generally speaking, a larger font size is beneficial to the readability of content and user friendlier. Depending on your target group, you will want to have a larger font size or give your users the option to increase font size, like this. Consider wether giving users this option makes sense. Also in general, you should maintain a font size of at least ...


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I have a similar situation, small labels with 16 digits that must be human readable. What I have done is used a fixed width font (Courier), I've split the numbers into groups like #### #### #### #### and also set the spacing between the letters to be a little wider than default. This is pretty readable even at 9pt font - black on white or black on yellow. ...


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Here are some recommendations: Monaco Courier Consolas At smaller font sizes I would recommend turning anti-aliasing off for readability. Also, this is a good reference which shows the display of the fonts mentioned.


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In general, when I go for sheer legibility and don't care about other font features, I go with Source Sans Pro. It's clear, compact and works great on any size, so it's pretty common choice for your kind of tasks Another good choice is Droid, a font made after the Android font built by Ascender. Take a look at both fonts with the characters you need ...



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