The characteristics of letters, numbers, graphics, or symbols that make it possible to differentiate one from the other. See Conspicuity. The quality of a sign`s typefaces that allows it to be easily read and deciphered. (See readability).
The ease with which written words can be read. Legibility is affected by things like typeface, font size, style and colour. Legibility differs from "readability", which is the ease which content can be understood.
The ability of people who are unfamiliar with an area to find their way. Legibility instils a sense of confidence in users of public space and can be achieved through identifying designated pedestrian routes, clear sightlines and using signage, lighting and suitable landscaping.
A legible area is one with a strong sense of local identity. Locations, streets, open spaces and places that have a clear image and are easy to understand. For example, a location that is easy to find your way around.