Thanks, Simon. But my understanding is that this is to be a headline font for setting a limited number of promotional messages, and its use will be limited to a handful of people. � � � � � � won't have the opportunity to type his/her name, no matter where s/he lives.
The are situations, DIN for example, where a mechanical slant looks better than an optical slant. Has anyone else noticed this?
Can't speak for other designers, Ray, but I did a squarish modular technical sans (Center) and found almost every optical correction I tried made the italic look worse. In the end, the italic I released was almost pure mechanical slanting, with just a bit of tweaking on a few items like the bowl of /a.