screen font

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Noun1.screen font - the font that is displayed on a computer screen; "when the screen font resembles a printed font a document may look approximately the same on the screen as it will when printed"
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
font, fount, typeface, face, case - a specific size and style of type within a type family
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These can be as varied as not comprehending the instructions-for-use manual because of poor wording, a screen font too small for the elderly to read, wrong buttons being pushed because their spacing is too close, or a confusing message on the display.
As the degeneration progressed we had to find ways to make things easier to access in addition to monitoring contrast of the work environment, screen font type and size, foreground and back screen color, short cuts so she could minimize mouse usage and especially the characteristics of lighting in the room where she worked.
TrueType fonts will have one file while PostScript (Type 1) fonts for the Mac will have both a printer and screen font.
Matching the screen font with whatever printer font a user selected was an inexact science at best.