I’m extending my existing typeface which was released a while ago as a unicase design with mostly lowercase appearance. I drew some inspiration from uncial, which might explain this decision a bit.
A shorter while ago I spotted this design used with modifications to add capitals. That was a clear sign that caps are a “useful feature” that most fonts should have. So now I took to adding them, which for this design turned out to be pretty fun and easy (or so I am mistakenly believing) using FontLab (it would take twice the time in FontForge, I guess).
- As usual, weird and useless ideas pop in my head, but this time even I
don’t need being talked out of it. There’s definitely no point in making the capital /B /H (possibly /K)
enlarged versions of their lowercase counterparts with reduced serifs, right? I trust there is no precedent for this (?) (except for, to the modern eyes, Blackletter H and K) and neither should I create one?
- But perhaps there is also no merit in keeping the other typical lowercase forms in the UC? /a/g/e
- Is the height difference too small? I’m uneager to make it more pronounced because I’d have to make the caps really wide to preserve the proportions.
- Should I differentiate stems at this weight? Currently there is no difference, but now that I look at it, it could use one or two units.