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I will make a family of different widths. This is the most condensed. Should all glyphs compress and extend with the alphabet? What do you think?

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Sorry for the double post, I got error both times.

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it’s happened to me too… but in this case, since the thread was posted twice, maybe the forum’s moderator could remove the repeat thread, to avoid confusion.

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Nice, Timo. This kind of thing is not my “cup of tea”, but I like this one.
I just think that your {curly brackes} and your

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Thanks for the comment. I’ve tried to curl the brackets but no success, I have to work it and do some spacing.

What’s wrong with the guillemets?

» Should all glyphs compress and extend with the alphabet?

>Yes, I think… but I’m not sure if I understand your question.

I mean it’s kind of hard to make for example an extended period, exept by spacing… should I just leave some glyphs identical in different widths of the face, like punctuation and math signs, if yes, which ones?

Which ampersand?

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The guillemets, I think they’re too narrow and too tight.
The ampersands, they’re all nice. But maybe the regular one (the first from left to right) is the more useful.

> should I just leave some glyphs identical in
> different widths of the face

Now I understand your question. In fact it’s a good question. I guess my answer to this question is no, don’t make glyphs identical through different widths.
An extended typeface usually should be slightly heavier than its lighter companions, for optical compensation.

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I guess I got too much into condensing with the guillemets. I have to open them more, and even more for the extended versions.

>An extended typeface usually should be slightly heavier than its lighter companions, for optical compensation.

That’s a good answer, Thanks