The concept of legibility is the primary function of typography. The choice of typographic characters used in designs for graphics designer is depended on requirements of the readers. Message delivery, which is necessary for communication, is provided with legibility of the text. It is predicted that the reader can comprehend the information with minimal effort and difficulty by gathering the qualities that makes the text legible. It is observed that legibility principle remains at the forefront of 21th century’s font designs. In the new century, it is tried to make fonts practicable so as to provide legibility in both printed products and screen. In the context of legibility, the fonts that are designed before 20th century were improved by dealing with them once again. The legibility qualities of the fonts were increased by interpreting the discussed fonts and making them digitalized. It is observed that there is improvement in both micro scale and macro scale readings on screen and printed products with the help of this updating. In this study, the improvement of the re-examined fonts will be investigated in the context of legibility. The changing structures of typeface in the process of font designs will be examined.
Keywords: Legibility, Typeface, Digital Font, New Desing Trends, New Media Fonts.