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I've been working on something I'd call a "glance font", a font where the shapes of words and letters are simpler and highly pronounced. Hoping that this could raise limits on reading speed.

In theory, this font could be read by somewhat shallower neural nets and further in the low-detail peripheries of the eye. Since some aspects of reading are serial (words read earlier speeding the interpretation of later words), this could result in a speedup?

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Of course, at this stage, I can barely read it at all.

Okay, Merveilles, help me out here, do we know anyone who, when they were over the age of 25, developed native reading speeds in a non-native script? Cause if it's not actually possible for me to self-test this, that could save me some time.

I'm guessing it's possible because I see people learning to speed-read game-states and stuff.

@faun I think my reading speed of English is comparable to a native, and I'm turning 29 this year. I've been immersed in an English environment since 15, though.

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