In today's world, your ability to choose something as everyday as a typeface depends on the permission of the company that made your device and the software that runs on it. Choosing your typeface may seem like a novelty, but type design can have far-ranging implications for accessibility (some fonts are optimized for people with dyslexia and other cognitive print disabilities), clarity (other fonts are optimized the minimize the chance of mistaking one character for another, critical for technical applications), and even culture (the right to choose a script that matches the language you're reading can make all the difference).

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