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Joel Marsh's picture
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Square-Top Capital A (Flat with crossbar)
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Hello! First post, and I hope its one you can sink your teeth into a little bit. (For context, this is for the sake of a design... I am not just looking for something to use).

I have been unable to find examples of a STRESSED SERIF typeface (or many typefaces at all) that include a squared capital A with tapered legs. I don't just mean a flat point, I mean a small crossbar at the top. (images attached) Maybe I am Googling the wrong terminology or something, but Identifont also offered nothing useful. A square-top 4 or a square-bottom V would be similarly interesting/useful.

1) Do you know of any digitized fonts that include such a glyph?
2) If not digitized, any nice examples in the wild? I would kill for one elegant reference point.
3) In general, any tips about designing that glyph so it doesn't feel like a brick?

All input is much appreciated!

Reynir Heiðberg Stefánsson's picture
Joined: 19 Nov 2010 - 11:15am
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If I remember correctly, some older versions of Linux Libertine had this kind of A, at least in the smallcaps. I have not checked if it still exists in the latest version. Not even sure if LL counts as a stressed-serif face.

Hrant H Papazian's picture
Joined: 3 May 2000 - 11:00am
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Also look to the "Arts & Crafts" category of typefaces.

John Van Derhoof's picture
Joined: 4 Mar 2011 - 6:00pm
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As Mr. Papazian states... Take a look at P22's Arts & Crafts as well as their Victorian Gothic. they both may be a bit over the top as to what you are looking for but, what the hell, you can't tell without a look see.

Alexander Bobrov's picture
Joined: 9 Feb 2013 - 5:42pm
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Age (2017)

Reynir Heiðberg Stefánsson's picture
Joined: 19 Nov 2010 - 11:15am
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Just to complete the record, it was version 2.6 of Linux Libertine that had that flat-top 'A' – in the small-caps, as I thought. The '4' is a tad unusual, too, with a curved diagonal.