Just a Roman weight.

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Prakash Nair's picture
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Just a Roman weight.
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I am creating a transitional serif face and it occurred to me that it was pointless to create an italic and a bold weight of it. Is it normal to create just a Roman/normal weight? Has this been done before (for a commercial face)?

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It seems to me that lots of typefaces are at least initially created in a single weight. It depends on the purpose you intend to put it to what variants you would need.

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Just a roman is enough for me. But just wanted to make sure that it wasn't necessary or strange not to have one. Kinda felt obligated.

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If your goal is to produce a fully featured text face, sure, you need at least a plain (Roman), bold, italic, and bold italic. Small caps, old style figures, and extended ligature and swash sets in each of those styles are highly desirable.

Other than that, making a single style is not at all unheard of.