Fonts like Plex change nothing. We'll have free, self generating typefaces in less than 2 decades. Not parametric type design but AI proper. You can try to hold back the tide but there'll be a day wh… ((more))
IMHO, in this particular typeface design—this particular solution to the Eng looks best. Instead of just sticking the hook to the bottom of the N—shape it better for overall aesthetics, as illustrate… ((more))
An interesting question.
Capital /Y/, while obviously not identical, offers a bent-stem precedent for the thicker option.
Maybe the depth of the descenders might enter into the consideration too. ((more))
In modern designs I use the thickness of the J and treat it as a continuation of the diagonal. Giving it the hairline stroke of the vertical looks weird to me, more like a degenerate swash than part … ((more))
I guess a small hardening electric furnace should not be very difficult to make with the resistance of an electric stove and refractory ceramic casing. The casing can be cast with a 50/50 mix of sand… ((more))
For what it is worth:
a) the mess of this discussion starts with the strange mixing up the terms language and alphabet. This seems plain thoughtless to me. – what Joe said.
b) Katy, if you are speaki… ((more))
# is a bit like @ in that it came from a generic "sorts" font in the metal days, and wasn't typeface specific until more recently, especially since PostScript. I guess if the font is meant to look tr… ((more))