Saturday, July 14, 2012

Font for dyslectics

Thanks to Stephen.

When you think about it, it's a really poor show that so many letters are so similar, just rotated or flipped versions of others.

Once in Copenhagen in the window of an upscale furniture store, I saw a biggish sign which had a flipped d, being a b. The Danish word for special offer is "tilbud", and the sign said "tilbub", which sounds laughable in Danish. I admit to primarily remembering this incident because when I went in the store to alert the staff to this mistake, the girl I talked to wouldn't believe me! She refused to even go into the other room to look at the sign. I was dumbfounded. What reason would I have to pull her leg on something which could be so easily checked? Weird.


TC [Girl] said...

That *is* silly! Perhaps it was her work and...she was in denial that she might, possibly, actually have made a mistake?! :-/

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

May be. Hadn't thought of that.