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!
Could it be it’s a H(eadline) and B(ody copy) version?
> 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?
You were right, Yves. Someone at E+F responded to my question: H is for Headline, B is for Body. (A is for apple … .)
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.