Fonts that can be read at a distance
November 8, 2011 9:19 AM Subscribe
Looking for the best font for long-distance viewing on a projected document.
posted by blurker to Media & Arts (8 answers total)
As part of the registration process for a gaming convention, we are using a projector to show the open slots left for each game. The screen is some distance from the participants, so we plan to make the image as large as possible, within the limitations of screen size and throw distance of the projector.
Some of the game titles are pretty long, and we are doing what we can to abbreviate without losing content, but we would like to find a font that would assist with readability. Any font gurus out there who can suggest a very readable font for use at a distance? Is there a difference between readability on a personal screen and readability on a projected screen?
If it matters, we are using a Microsoft based computer to create the document.