Back to articles
Volume: 15 | Article ID: art00017_2
Evaluation of Legibility for Color Texts
  DOI :  10.2352/ISSN.2169-4451.1999.15.1.art00017_2  Published OnlineJanuary 1999

This paper describes an investigation on the legibility of color texts. We concentrate on line reproduction quality and modulation transfer function (MTF) of Y data in CIE XYZ color space of original images, and study the correlation between legibility and each of these two characteristics in order to develop an objective evaluation method. We begin by preparing samples of test targets of various colors. Then the line reproduction quality and MTF are measured and the legibility is evaluated subjectively for comparison. As a result, we have found that we can predict the legibility of color texts even on color background by the use of these two characteristics.

Subject Areas :
Views 7
Downloads 1
 articleview.views 7
 articleview.downloads 1
  Cite this article 

Soh Hirota, Tetsuya Itoh, "Evaluation of Legibility for Color Textsin Proc. IS&T Int'l Conf. on Digital Printing Technologies (NIP15),  1999,  pp 439 - 442,

 Copy citation
  Copyright statement 
Copyright © Society for Imaging Science and Technology 1999
NIP & Digital Fabrication Conference
nip digi fabric conf
Society of Imaging Science and Technology
7003 Kilworth Lane, Springfield, VA 22151, USA