I think this is the sort of thing Typographica has been talking about. It's a good idea, if a bit conservative. And something the stillborn Tyd* would have done.
Some ideas are just too good to. :-) I have to be a bit selfish too once in a while. Sorry for being a tease... I do want people to know we haven't given up though.
(Not sure why Stephen would vote that down.)
> sequences such as 606, 908, etc., and of course 00, would have have formed nasty clots
You mean like "book"? :->
Instead of making a really bad zero, let's fix deeper. After all "6" and "9" are even more confusable than with zero.
I agree with those who said this has a nice flavor. Do make sure polishing it up doesn't end up neutering that.
About the vertical proportions: I like how the ascenders are long. However the "g", "j" and "y" are going to very different depths; I wo…
Did the people who invented the zero symbol even use contrasty marking tools?
In any case it would be interesting to learn the history, but I can't discern how it might help actually design it for the living.
You might want to look at Jürgen Weltin's "Yellow" typeface.
Long-s: I like the top-middle one, but maybe with a descender.
> You are right, the “e” diaeresis is still very rough and not yet finished. Do you see ways in which we could make this work better?
I think Christian's idea is very good: taking on attributes of blackletter would give this a worthwhile novelty bu…
Welcome to the world of type design!
This makes for a great learning exercise, but to me it's too conventional to bother taking all the way to a finished product. As a beginner it's tempting to throw in novelty to escape conformity, but it paradoxi…
Your claim should find the ire of anybody who minds spin. Otherwise any hope of properly addressing an ingrained, long-standing problem fades.
Berthold is simply milking any value in its property, which increasingly is the law of the land.
I haven't read the entire thread, but I suspect others have mentioned this: first, develop a feeling for good curve quality. For example look at the –otherwise charming– "s" and see how the top-right of the bottom bowl is too thick (assuming you're …
@John Hudson Thank you for the detailed reply.
> the task of font makers is to understand what the standards are and how they function, so as to be able to make fonts that provide predictable outcomes when users make text encoding decisions.