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Allison Weiner's picture
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I'm using Centaur as body text in a brochure. Client likes Centaur but hates the "1" glyph. (Says it looks too much like a capital "I".) Could anyone suggest a typeface that's similar enough to Centaur that I could just swap out the 1s...? Or if that sounds unlikely, any recommendations for something Centaur-like to switch to entirely? Thanks in advance.

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Joined: 25 Apr 2007 - 11:04am
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Centaur was based on type cut by Nicolas Jenson. You could try using an optical variation of Adobe Jenson Pro, which is arguably a more flexible font.

K Cerulean Pease's picture
Joined: 19 Oct 2003 - 5:03pm
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Use a lowercase l. You may have to adjust the size slightly to match the numeral height.

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Joined: 18 May 2005 - 7:20am
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I have used Centaur for a long time and the number one glyph has always bothered me too. The Adobe Jenson Pro idea looks good in practice - you have to use the Jenson Pro Light to balance weight with the Centaur Regular. Thanks for the idea Scott.

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Thanks for the advise--I'll give Jenson a try.