Standard practice for unicase font.

YOTS's picture

I'm building a unicase display font with only uppercase letters and I wanted to know what is the standard practice for key inputs? For example should I create it so that when you press SHIFT + A you get the cap A or set it so even if you just press "a" you get the cap "A"?

Stephen Coles's picture

If there is only one style of cap (no alternates) it's preferred that both the lowercase and uppercase slots are filled, even if the glyph is the same.

YOTS's picture

Aawesome thanks. Here is another question. I'm using TypeTool, should I put the characters in both the lowercase and uppercase slots or is there a way to remap the lowercase keystroke to be identical to the uppercase?

YOTS's picture

Nevermind with the second question. I figured out how to easily copy and paste the glyphs between slots. Thanks again.

Stephen Coles's picture

BTW, unicase usually refers to a typeface that has a single case but uses some upper- and some lowercase forms.

YOTS's picture

Thanks for the correction. That's pretty confusing cause to me uni means one. Is there a name for a font that only contains one case?

dezcom's picture

Titling

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Nick Shinn's picture

Monocase.

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