Quador - a squarish serif

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Quador - a squarish serif
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Hello,

I’m working on a serif text font, it has constructed elements of a slab serif, but also some of the Old Style genre.
The idea is, to design the typeface more squarish, with superelliptical shapes – to produce a strong horizontal impression and keep the counterspaces more open.
What do you think? Every comment is welcome.

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Looking nice so far.

In your PDF, the bottom paragraph of sample text seems spaced more than the lines above – is that just an optical effect?
For some reason Acrobat shows spaces where I'd expect "fl" and "ffi" ligatures, such as in "advice from official bodies", though.

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How nice to be in Typophile Critique again, giving help to people well above my ability.
The top part of /g is dark.
The lowercase /o gives the impression of being significantly squarer than everything else. Necessary differences make a text face, of course, but to carry it through I would at least suggest that the top of /a be a bit more flat and square somehow.

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@Theunis: Thank you for comment – the text should only give an impression, spacing and kerning is not finished and ligatures are still missing …

@Cerulean: I corrected /g /o /a as you see in the second line.

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I tried to give the legs of /K /R /k more esprit (fist line)

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I like the general idea of it. Is this intended to be for text or display?
Also, with less pronounced serifs it might be a real nice font for terminals and programming…

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Right, it is intended for text and I will think about your proposal. Maybe I do a second version with lower serifs later.

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In the sample above I replaced the teardrops with rectangled terminals to go further with the idea of a squarish serif. What do you think?

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I believe the /a needed its terminal as it was but I like the other changes. Perhaps /r would benefit from more experiments in either direction.

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I agree thank you. Here is the first version of Upper- and Lowercase:

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Nice font. He makes an impression

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Thanks Solej

This is the first draft of the bold version. In the moment I don’t pay so much attention on the exact weight. More or less bolder can be adjusted later. But – what do you think about contrast and shapes?

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Nice idea to give the legs of /K /R /k this “esprit” tail.

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I’m now starting with the ExtraBold. Does that work for you?

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Nice weight. Is the \g seems a bit to light? Same for the tail of the \y to my point of view. Also I would extend the bottom serif of the \P, F. Keep going.

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Thanks for helping André

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???

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This is the draft for the light version:

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The ear of the 'r' feels a little heavy to me, but otherwise I like this :-)

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And what do you think, is the Light-Italic working?

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Melior already exists, with the same construction.

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Are you really sure ? I find these typefaces are different, especially in the italics.

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It is good so far. But your suggestion is also valuable from my prospective to enhanced view.
Thanks
Dean Brabin

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I didn't mean it was identical, but similar. I don't like Melior.

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I find it pleasant. Especially the readability of the PDF, I guess because it was born to be FONT TEXT.
Can you tell what software was made?...