Investigating the Effect of Farsi Font Type and Font Size on the Speed of Text Reading by Gaidence School Students

Khatere Kazemi, Manijeh Youhanaee, Mozhgan neisani


This thesis intends to study the effect of size (12, 14, 16) and type (Nastaligh and Tahrir) of Persian font) on the speed of text reading. The population of this project is a number of 30 boys and girls (11-13 years old)،of Isfahan gaidance school Students who are randomly chosed from the students who have the same level of physical (with no visual and lingual defects…) and intelectual and personal (not being shy, fearful…) competence and also have the same average of 16-19. The instruments used in this study are 6 passages made in different fonts and reading comprehension tests were the other instruments in this project. After that texts were given to the students and they had 120 seconds for reading each of them. Eventually the number of read words by each student in each test were enumerated and registered. The achieved scores were entered into Spss software and after measuring the averages, using the statistical analysis paired t-test, they were compared with each other in order to be specified wether the achieved differences relating averages were meaningful or not. The speed of text reading in 12 Tahrir font and familiar texts and normal letter space were faster than Nastaligh font and had the fastest rate. In all tests, the amount of error in Nastaligh was higher than Tahrir. The overall result of the project was representative of the fact that the rate of morpheme recognition and the speed of text reading with Tahrir font and size 12 and the normal letter space cause the most speed and the lowest error.

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