Looking forward to your thesis!Jasper de Waard said:
To start the discussion, let me ask:
1. How do writing tools, or the heritage thereof, influence our perception of letter shapes, and thus the optical compensations employed by typedesigners?
2. To what extend can we find evidence for the influence of writing tools on optical compensations in different scripts?
A non-exhaustive list of (debatable) examples:
a. Horizontals that are thinner than verticals look the same
b. Strokes in south-eastern direction that are thicker than strokes in north-eastern direction look the same (to me, at least)
c. Does b also apply to the corresponding directions of parts of a circle/curve?