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Initial post: Jun 26, 2012 11:03:43 AM PDT
Pierre says:
Would be fantastic if Kindle supported a way to spread the letters out on text. This has been shown by studies to help dyslexic children practice reading with fewer errors.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2012 11:44:06 AM PDT
J. Seidel says:
My Kindle w/ keyboard offers these options on the font button. The typeface can be regular, condensed or sans serif. The line spacing can be small, medium or large. The words per line can be fewest, fewer, default. Lots of room there to adjust the Kindle according to the child's needs. My Kindle for PC app has options for line spacing and line length also. Plus b/w or sepia display on the PC if the screen brightness figures into dyslexia support.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2012 12:16:17 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 26, 2012 12:19:47 PM PDT
Dragi Raos says:
J. Seidel, neither of these is what Pierre has in mind. Follow his link for an example.

(Edit: Although characters do look wider spaced at large font sizes...)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2012 12:18:18 PM PDT
Dragi Raos says:
Pierre, I suggest you direct this idea to They included quite a few accessibility features - perhaps they will this one, too.

Posted on Jun 26, 2012 12:45:34 PM PDT
What the OP is speaking about is called "Kearning", and not none of the available reading applications for the Kindles, including the Kindle Fire, has this option.


In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2012 1:02:05 PM PDT
J. Seidel says:
Since kerning is a typographic option, I thought the spacing and line length features on the Kindle might give the OP some options. I hope Amazon can accommodate kerning in the future.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2012 1:09:35 PM PDT
Just Peachy says:
People have posted in the past that the Kindle spacing and font size changes DO help them with they problems of dyslexia.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2012 10:04:08 PM PDT
Pierre says:
Great suggestion! Thanks have just done this!
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