Does Columbus have small caps/osf?

Palatine's picture

I've been staring at this beauty for a while:

Is it just me or does this face not have small caps/osf? That would be a disappointment, considering its lovely form.

Further, aside from the name, I don't see anything uniquely Spanish about it.

pattyfab's picture

It does have small caps/osf in the Expert set.

I agree it's a nice font - I just used it for a cookbook.

Stephen Coles's picture

By another Patricia, no less. Definitely more appealing than her other work (Ari*l).

pattyfab's picture

Funny! And that's all she's done, huh.

She's from the UK - no Columbus connection I can think of.

Stephen Coles's picture

As a Monotype designer I believe she's done much more assistance work on fonts she's not credited for.

John Nolan's picture

From the specimen that was issued when Columbus was released, I learn that Patricia Saunders joined the Monotype Type Drawing office in 1951, and that she worked on "adapting Spectrum for Monotype composition and also on producing...Castellar....She has also been involved in making several adaptations...such as Bell, Centaur, Felix Titling, Waubaum and Van Dijck for digital typesetting."

Columbus was issued in 1992, the quincentenary of, well, of 1492. The specimen tells me it was based on a type used by Jorge Coci, active in Saragossa in the early 1500's.

It's a shame the recent Ascender OpenType release of the face didn't include any of the goodies: no smallcaps, no OsFs, no ornaments or borders.

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