Illegible fonts

My biggest problem with Duolingo is the fonts used. My vision is not terriffic, but even corrected, I am simply unable to percieve the accent marks used. They are simply absurdly small.

The last few upgrades to Duolingo have shown improvments in diversity. Why not include people with less than 20/20 vision as a consideration?

Please change your fonts such that accent marks are legible. Currently, they are not, especially on mobile devices.


October 1, 2015


Totally agree. DL has been tough for me since they changed the fonts awhile back. There is absolutely no reason for the letter "t" to be short and stubby. It looks like an "r" sometimes. And you can't tell the combination "rn" ("r" + "n") from "m" either. I keep a special pair of magnifying glasses just for DL.

October 2, 2015

বাংলা। Try reading that. If I don't zoom in, I cannot make out a single character. I agree with you. I wish the fonts could be changed.

October 1, 2015

I wish. Hindi is also weird. :/

October 2, 2015

I would like to see accents that are easier to tell apart, and less of the soft grey colour used on text.

I think one difficulty is that there hasn't been done a lot of research into what fonts are best for most people. So even those who want to implement universal design can have a hard time finding out exactly what fonts to use, colours, contrast and so on.

October 2, 2015

This problem is exacerbated when using Duo on a device with a small screen. As I need to "zoom out" in the browser to fit the entire interface onto the screen, which makes the font even smaller as a result.

October 3, 2015

I agree. The "i" with accent mark in Spanish is very difficult to discern. I'd like to be able to change font colors, backgrounds and fonts..

Is there an email we can use to provide input to the DuoLingo folks?

October 5, 2015
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