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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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For most purposes, legibility of the "7" would be enhanced far more by adding a serif to the left side of the crossbar and emphasizing the curve on the downstroke, than by adding a dash through it. There are a few rare situations where adding a dash might improve legibility, but they would generally involve things like markings on elastic surfaces. In such ...


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Vartabedian, A. G., published in 1971 that people can recognize isolated words better if all capital letters are used. “The Effects of Letter Size, Case, and Generation Method on CRT Display Search Time.” Human Factors, 14, 511-519, in Wickens. Abstract: The effects of letter size, case, and generation method were studied in a task of searching for ...


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Design of anything in an aircraft is heavily regulated. It is likely their is a viewing distance requirement for the text. That would be translated into an appropriate character height. If you go to mixed case, the height of the smallest lowercase letter would need to be the appropriate character height. This would roughly double the font height of the ...


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Its all about readability in the given space. Given the space to contain all the information is anyways quite low. And using lowercase may become difficult to read. And then , wear and tear of the surface due to handling the phone(over a period of time). As the surface smooths out, lowercase letters will be first to get eroded/faded, making them ...


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For me it seems that the available space is quite small, colors are not optimal for normal reading conditions (gray text -or "dirty white" maybe due to low light or dust- on black background) and lines have just 1 to 3 words. Taking that into account the main goal would be just to get sure the text is readable (just effectively, since the text is very ...


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The only idea that comes to mind is that it might make the phone a little less friendly to the general public. Making it appear too welcoming may invite those who are not flight crew to try and use it. I'm not saying it's a good idea -- there are better ways to make the device's use appear restricted without impeding its usability. It's just the only ...



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