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Suttas in a font to remember: Sans Forgetica

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#1

Most of the time a type face is designed to make reading comfortable. Well, some scientists at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology have created a font that makes reading uncomfortable: Sans Forgetica. The theory is that if the brain has to work extra hard to read the font, it will go deeper into memory.

I have often found that with a text like the Dhammapada, because I have read it so many times, I can glide over it without fully paying attention. So I created an ebook edition of Ven. Buddharakkhita’s wonderful Dhammapada here:

What do you think? Obviously hacks like this aren’t ideal. But it may be worth a try. Here is a sample of the text:


#2

:slight_smile: Recently, i saw something called “steading wheels” for adult bike riders. They are what in childhood i knew as “training wheels”.

If these devices get people exercising, reduce stress or risk of injury - lovely! If a font can help people read suttas and absorb them - beyond lovely imo. Personally, i like the font.


#3

#4

I heard this on the radio a few days ago headed back from getting groceries. Small word.


#5

Neat! It kind of reminds me of those memes that demonstrate how the brain fills in gaps in text or otherwise manages to decipher confusing strings of symbols.


#6

:rofl: