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When creating a display on a small device, how large or small should your characters be?  The size of alphanumeric characters affects the readability of information on the display. The size of an alphanumeric character is determined by three features: stroke width: distance across a stroke line used to form an individual character character width: distance across an individual character from one side to another character height: full vertical distance between the top and bottom elements of a character Stroke width Stroke width should be equal for all characters of equal height on a display.  Stroke width-to-height ratio is the ratio of the thickness of the stroke used to form an individual character and the measured height of the character.  It is recommended that stroke width-to-height ratio be 1:6 to 1:8 for black text on a white background under adequate lighting and 1:8 to 1:10 for white text on a … Continue reading

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