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October 7, 2012 at 8:44pm
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Setting OpenDyslexic as my font in Emacs

First, the screenshot:

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I’ve really barely used Emacs. I don’t know keyboard macros, registers, search and replace, elisp, or any of the really cool advanced stuff. But the ability to easily

  • customize everything
  • ELPA/Marmalade-repo/starter-kit
  • and find help via IRC and the Emacs wiki

are making Emacs incredibly fun and rewarding to learn more about.

I’ve seen ProggyFont and other programmer-centric fonts before, and although they piqued my interest I didn’t really want to think about all the hoops I’d have to jump through to get them working with Eclipse…

But today I happened to be reading the BBC site and I happened upon this link about a CC’d font for Dyslexic people. It seemed interesting looking, and I could definitely see how the words seemed to be a bit more recognizable. So my day started with an adventure in honing my ability to customize the heck out of random stuff in Emacs.

So, I then setup the font via the following steps:

  1. Downloaded the font from here
  2. Moved the extracted *.otf files to ~/.fonts
  3. Run fc-cache -f -v ~/.fonts
  4. Put (set-frame-font "OpenDyslexic")in my main *.el

It turns out to be very interesting looking, and I think I’m going to keep it. I think it’s the useful cousin of Comic Sans.