Question about italics


I’m designing a sans serif typeface. Both the roman and italic have two differing styles (default and a stylistic set).

What do you guys (and girls) think, are the two italic styles different enough from each other ? The biggest difference is that the stylistic set has curves only in the ending strokes. The default style has them in the beginning and ending strokes.


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Looks alright to me.

I don’t think it matters if it’s ‘different enough’, stylistic sets are all about giving users choices. And it’s impossible to predict how the font is going to be used. And there will be applications where the extra curves will be just right, and sometimes it will be way too much. Only the user is supposed to decide. So don’t worry about putting the stylistic set into your font. There will be people who’ll find it perfect and some who won’t even notice.

The only thing I’d bitch about is that the spacing seems too tight. :wink:

Thanks for the response.

Do you think the spacing is too tight in both versions ?

If you ask about it I think you know :slight_smile: If I have doubts it means that I have to correct my project to get rid of doubts.