Swash Left Spacing

Hi All, is there usual practice for the left side spacing of swash characters?

I'm wondering if they should:
  • Overhang the paragraph
  • Align, with a little overshoot (zero, minus a little)
  • Follow the usual character spacing
  • Depends on the design intention


  • Nick ShinnNick Shinn Posts: 2,145
    I suggest you experiment with some different specimen showings, in different kinds of faux usage. That way, you will be connecting your design choice with functionality and user-appeal. It’s a good way to fine-tune your fonts to potential usage—and to find out what it is in your design that works for you! 
  • Thank you @Nick Shinn and @John Hudson. Much appreciated!
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