Comparing two fonts for similarity

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Comparing two fonts for similarity
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Hey everyone,

I'm doing some research into how to compare two typefaces for similarity. So far, I've come up with the list below - like a checklist for comparing two fonts. I'd say I'm missing a lot of good measures. Are there any others I should include?

  • serif style
  • single versus double sided
  • symmetrical or asymmetrical
  • bracketed or not
  • x-height
  • terminal style
  • aperture size
  • axis
  • single vs double "a"
  • binocular vs monocular "g"
  • proportion of the bowl of an "R" to its legs
  • roundness of round shapes
  • shape and size of "i" dot

Thanks,
Aaron