For example I, 1, or l (lowercase L) can be indistinguishable from one another depending on the persons writing style. The same for the number 0 and the letter O.

Is there a word for letters that are visually distinct and are not easily misread due to handwriting or character display?

  • in 3 words: "clearly identifiable letters".
    – Graffito
    Oct 9, 2015 at 13:26
  • 1
    Distinct, different.
    – Hot Licks
    Oct 9, 2015 at 16:36

2 Answers 2


I might use graphically dissimilar.


If you wanted to coin a new word, I would be okay with heterographs.

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