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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BobVesterm

font seems inappropriate

Can you please see if Duolingo is willing to use a font that clearly distinguishes lower case L from upper case I? I understand that they are actually different in the current font (Il), but it could be a lot clearer. Combined with the lack of audio and the... well... alien way in which letters from the Latin alphabet are used, it seems to make it unnecessarily difficult to me. Thanks!

March 19, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/susanstory

I noticed that too. There is an extension in the Chrome Web store called Font Changer. Using this extension, you can change the font on websites to a different font.

I have it installed on my Chrome browser and I am using Verdana font. Verdana distinguishes between lower case L and capital i.

So that is one thing you can do for now to overcome this problem with Klingon.

If you choose "Global Font" on Font Changer, it will change the fonts on all your websites. If you only want to change the font on one site, you have to specify that in the Options settings.

March 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Thomas_Wesley

Agreed. It is difficult to make out the difference.

March 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/susanstory

For the small L, there is a slight curl at the bottom, otherwise they look nearly the same.

March 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Thomas_Wesley

Thank you, you are correct. I will keep a closer eye on it!

March 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndrewSear13

Yes. I always look for that.

March 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Diziara

Just using a serif font would be enough. I know that the Klingon Dictionary does in some places (but doesn't in others?) and it is so much easier to read when in the serif font. (For those of you who aren't font nerds, serif refer to the little bits on the ends of the letters that stick out, such as on Times New Roman)

March 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JammyDodgie

Nice idea. I have this iss ue too.

March 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alexandriaweb

Yeah I kept having that trouble in one of the early lessons, took me ages to realise why it looked like I'd typed it right but it was telling me I was wrong.

March 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BillWarren2

Kept sending in complaints about why my answer was not accepted til I noticed the hook not as bad a lack of audio though which is even worse than in the case of Swahili since one can guess that letters are pronounced as in English for the most part in the latter language.

March 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndrewSear13

Does anyone know what font it is?

March 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vytah

Museo Sans

March 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndrewSear13

Thank you!

March 26, 2018
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