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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MikeNolan6

Duo, PLEASE increase the font size on the website

I'm missing questions because the type is so small I'm having trouble seeing the questions and answers. It's one thing to miss questions because you don't understand the answers, its something else to miss them because of poor user interface design!

Most of the screen is blank, so it's not like there's no space to increase the size of the fonts to a more reasonable size. (You can't just increase them yourself, because then some of the questions don't fit on the screen, so it's definitely bad design choices on Duo's part.)

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do something about this.

May 12, 2019

10 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheNecromancer10

Could you show us a screenshot of what you're seeing?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MikeNolan6

I don't know how to post a screen shot on Duo. I've got one saved, but I can't seem to get it into this post. It's a question with four rows of words in the word bank, but the fourth row doesn't show up because it's below a horizontal bar. If I decrease the size of the font so it fits, its so small it's hard to read, though around 2/3 of the screen is white space, so there's plenty of space that could be used for the word bank.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheNecromancer10

https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/28580278

one really easy thing you can do is get a free imgur account and access it from your phone. If you don't know how to take a screen shot, just take a picture of the screen with your phone and then upload that picture to your imgur account. The imgur account will give you a link of the picture. Just put that link here. It is easier than it sounds like.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MikeNolan6

I've placed the screen shot here: http://romaine.tssi.com/bread/duolingo.png

Notice how much of the screen is totally blank, I estimate it at about 2/3.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ed.Chan

hold ctrl and press + to increase Website font size

hold ctrl and press - to decrease Website font size

On your phone look for magnifier options or change font size


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

This is not a criticism of the redesign, but I find the fonts a bit on the large size of normal since it went live. I'm surprised to find someone saying the fonts are too small.

I also find that some of the longer word selection puzzles around halfway through the French course (latest tree) don't fit on the screen with the default font size. It's a re-design issue that they will hopefully fix soon.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MikeNolan6

As I get older, fonts seem to be getting smaller and thinner. I'm starting to spend less time doing Duo lessons because they're harder to see unless I go downstairs and use my 32" monitor.

Oddly enough, the font used for the discussion area seems to be larger than the font used for the lessons.


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

Now an easy compromise would be to allow each user to select a font size suitable to them. We all don't have good eyesight, good hearing and for that matter good looks, but most of us would like to.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pam818295

I just updated my app to 6.26 for Swedish from several version back probably. I immediately noticed the smaller font size. Since I am dyslexic, I find that reading is harder with small fonts and my comprehension goes down. Perhaps 20% of the population is dyslexic, so these small fonts affect many people to varying degrees.

I took the progress test today and dropped from 3.2 to 2.1. Have the tests gotten a lot harder? Smaller fonts don't seem to explain that drop!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chris272898

Last week I was able to enlarge font sizes of the DuoLingo texts. This week I cannot read the tiny fonts. Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.

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