Letterform identification

Hello typedrawers,

I was wondering if anybody could have any trouble on identifying one of these letters at first sight. I would like to hear from you any thoughts.

Thanks


Comments

  • Only the "Z" is a problem.
  • I had trouble with the "Z". The "L" in Eladio might also be a problem, it kind of looks like some kind of "Is" ligature.
  • TypeDrawers' policy is that we don't do typeface identification here (http://typedrawers.com/discussion/751/read-this-first-the-typedrawers-rules#latest). There are sites much better suited to that with people available to spend more time on it.

    http://www.identifont.com and https://typography.guru/forums/ are two such sites; there may be more.


  • Hrant H. PapazianHrant H. Papazian Posts: 373
    edited October 2016
    George, this is about letterform identification...
  • I spend too much time playing with strange old fonts. None of those letters give me any trouble. I have great affection for that 'z'. When I first saw that style in type, it resolved a long standing discomfort I had with the discrepancy between the printing and writing styles I was taught in grade school.
  • Hrant, you are right; I misread the question. Thanks.
  • George, sorry for the possible misunderstanding in the subject. I'm not trying to identify a font, it's about lettering and letterform recognition.
  • Hrant H. PapazianHrant H. Papazian Posts: 373
    edited October 2016
    I spend too much time playing with strange old fonts. None of those letters give me any trouble. I have great affection for that 'z'. When I first saw that style in type, it resolved a long standing discomfort I had with the discrepancy between the printing and writing styles I was taught in grade school.

    But even in that very sample it hits a pothole: that surname is almost always spelled "Gonzales", so you start wondering whether it's a "Z" or "S"...

    Not that I don't see a place for peculiar –even ambiguous– letterforms; here are trials from my own Trajic notRoman: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CM335oOVEAAcIJt.png
  • Hrant H. Papazian said:
    that surname is almost always spelled "Gonzales", so you start wondering whether it's a "Z" or "S"...
    I see it more often with a 'z'. Maybe regional difference? 

    Your Trajic is right up my alley. Love it.
  • Igor FreibergerIgor Freiberger Posts: 94
    edited October 2016
    The suffix -ez/-es come from early Spanish and Portuguese and means "son of". It is exactly like -son or -sen in Nordic and Germanic languages (or dozens of other similar designations).

    Hrant is right: both -ez/-es are spelled the same way in Spanish and Portuguese.

    By the way, the illustration is in Galician, a kind of intermediate language between Spanish and Portuguese talked in Northwest Spain. It reads "Peasant Prayers by Eladio Rodriguez González". The "Hnos" in the seal is the abbreviation to "Hermanos" (Brothers).

    Back to the topic, I also find Z hard to identify.
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