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What are these Called?
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So I really would like to know what those special glyphs inside of Bello's glyph-set are called? So for example the glyphs that say "the" or "and" or "the end" etc.

I know these are part of a glyph set but I'm wondering is there any particular terminology for these types of glyphs? If so what are they called?

Also, does anyone know of any good typefaces that have these as part of their glyph set? Or any typefaces that are simply word based as opposed to letter based?

Thanks!

Frode Bo Helland's picture
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Catchwords or logotypes.

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Okay, not exactly what I was looking for. I'm wondering what these are called and if any other typefaces have them, and if so which ones?

Thanks,

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Catchwords or logotypes.
These are the names you’re looking for.
IIRC some John Downer fonts have a few of them.

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According to the Glossary of Typesetting Terms (by Richard Eckersley, Richard Angstadt, Charles M. Ellertson, Richard Hendel, Naomi B. Pascal, Anita Walker Scott. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994), these are called logotypes:

Not many [display] fonts have them. Of the more recent designs Now Playing (by James Montalbano; Terminal Design) comes to mind first. Its font complement includes the logotypes AND, AT, AVEC, CON, THE, and WITH.

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Some suggestions, and links to other threads, here: http://typophile.com/node/69311

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Wow thank you all for all of the great replies. This is exactly what I was looking for and it was a great learning experience as well.

I always new the word "logotype" in the more traditional form as in "a logo that is completely derived from type". Thanks for enlightening me on the proper terminology.

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Concerning another meaning of "logotype" see my first post here:
http://typophile.com/node/19376?page=1

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