Also note that putting the small caps into the Bold slot forces it to use the same OT feature programming, such as ligatures and contextual alternates, as the Regular, which is probably a bad idea.
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If people didn't want Italics to send a different message from Roman, they would just use Roman. The flavor of the Italics is part of the flavor of a serif typeface. A bad Italic is a good reason to … (View Post)
No, going from ß to ẞ is an undeniable improvement in proportions and rhythm for all-caps setting for basically no loss of readability. Adding a hard top left is at best an irrelevant, purely academi… (View Post)