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Craig Eliason said:
This is a 15-page thread of a designer listening to constructive criticism and making subtle changes to a design over years. The implication I get from your comment that he's blind or careless to subtleties of design really feels out of place to me.
Andreas Stötzner said:
… and italic O and S deserve some tuning:
Christian Thalmann said:
Last-minute change: I always disliked how the staggered f_f ligature plays with subsequent f's... Apparently EB Garamond solves this problem with equal-depth descenders everywhere. Ysabeau does too, now.
> thin the bar of /oslash a bit. The part inside of the counter can be a few points thinner than the outside if needed.
> Extend the bar a tiny bit, and
> bring in the top and bottom of the o-shape counter a little.
I also reduced the h and balanced the ff just a bit, but it doesn’t look different to me. No amount of looking and scanning will show me these things if they’re below my perceptive threshold. 🤷
Some real words with oø/øo combinations, handy for proofs: kommandoøkonomi naboøya portoøkning sjøområde køorden miljøorganisasjon.
Also, is the /f_f ligature a touch tight?
It is unfortunate that Google Fonts has some specific limitations/parameters like that, but to be expected. If there is nothing else that gives you trouble, you have gotten off fairly lightly!