Zapf Renaissance question

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Matthew Silverstein's picture
Joined: 15 May 2004 - 8:13am
Zapf Renaissance question
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Does anyone know the difference between Zaph Renaissance Antiqua H and Zapf Renaissance Antiqua B over at the Elsner + Flake website? (Both are also listed at http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/ef/zapf-renaissance/.)

Thanks!

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Joined: 7 Nov 2002 - 11:00am
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Could it be it’s a H(eadline) and B(ody copy) version?

Matthew Silverstein's picture
Joined: 15 May 2004 - 8:13am
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> Could it be it’s a H(eadline) and B(ody copy)
> version?

Perhaps. The characters in the H fonts are slightly narrower (and there is less space between them). However, the strokes in the H fonts also seem to be a tiny bit thicker or darker (which is unusual in a display typeface).

Any other ideas?

Matthew Silverstein's picture
Joined: 15 May 2004 - 8:13am
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You were right, Yves. Someone at E+F responded to my question: H is for Headline, B is for Body. (A is for apple … .)

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The fonts from the Scangraphic Digital Type Collection we used
to sell at FS Benelux (I don’t know if they still do) used a similar
denomination: Sh for Supertype Headlines and Sb for Supertype
Body. They featured adapted traps, tighter fit and accentuation
which was semi-integrated in the capitals to allow for “cleaner”
block setting.