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Hi! I've been working on a face with as little white space as possible while keeping both the stroke width and the white space width constant. What do you think of the result?
Pretty neat. Surprisingly legible.
There may be some call for the option of a "barred I" for uses that want total monospacing, or for the isolated word "I".
The stroke weight across the bottom of the ampersand is unusually shallow.
I might suggest differentiating the zero as a closed loop with an isolated stroke in the middle. And close the loops in the percent too, because really, what are you even hoping to do there.
Cyrillic П is not likely to be recognized at all. You're better off inverting a U for that.
Greek is begging for a lowercase omega. Also consider the advantages of a lowercase lambda.
Hi! Thank you for your time and your helpful advice. I utilized most of it as seen here:
I was actually thinking at times about the barred I, but I didn't get to it before. I know this one is a little creepy, but it's the only way I could think of.
I'm a little unsure about the 'lowercase' omega and lambda. I like them on their own (esp. the omega) but since I don't know Greek I have no idea how they would work among other 'not-so-lowercasey' characters. I can only hope they'd do just like their Latin equivalents. One thing that could be done is further case diversification.
I'm rather reluctant about the П though. Do you find the Greek pi unrecognizable as well? Whenever a glyph needed an extra stroke to fill in the whites, I seeked inspiration in handwriting, despite the somewhat technical/industrial appearance of the face. I thought it worked well for these two. I'm aware I might be alone in this belief, but wouldn't basing the П on an inverted U make it too easily confused with the capital lambda?
Handwriting, glad you mentioned it. Cyrillic cursive and italic forms have a number of interesting peculiarities, and among them is that "п" becomes "n". So I meant to flip your "u" as it is, and the resulting "n" with the stem preserved may be the clearest possible solution. What you had was really an "л" with a swash, which is not unheard of. You may get a number of other useful ideas by studying Cyrillic handwriting, and also a thing called vyaz, which is a historic kind of decorative space-filling blackletter.
As for the Greek "π", it is decipherable, but consider squaring off the top, and perhaps even mirroring it entirely.