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Sam Mallett's picture
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Single story serif g
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Hello everyone,
I was wondering if there are any nice serif typefaces that feature a single story 'g' (not italic).

Any suggestions / information would be much appreciated!

Thanks,
Sam

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Versailles by [[Adrian Frutiger]]
Amor Serif by [[František Štorm]]

Bembo Schoolbook
ITC Stone Informal
(both not my cup of g)

ITC Benguiat

You’ll find quite a few in the slab-serif camp: Officina, Oranda, Glypha, Candida, Vera …

Frode Bo Helland's picture
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I think I've read somewhere that Wallpaper used a Plantin with an alternative single story "g" (and it also had a single story "a").

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Thanks a lot Florian!

Frode, I don't suppose you could find out where you read that? Or what year it may have been?
I had a look in a few issues but couldn't see a signs of single story 'g'.

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Plantin Schoolbook

Basically every schoolbook version of any typeface will have a single storey ‘a’ and ‘g’.

Frode Bo Helland's picture
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It turned out I read it over at typographica. Thanks Jan.

Brian Jongseong Park's picture
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Typefaces that support basic IPA such as Gentium or Fedra Serif Phonetic will have ɡ, or 'Latin Small Letter Script G', which is a single storey 'g' and is the symbol used to represent the hard 'g' sound. They will also have ɑ, or 'Latin Small Letter Alpha', which is a single storey 'a' and is the symbol used to represent the first vowel in 'father'.

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>Typefaces that support basic IPA

My guess is these may not be as well executed or fitted as the default "g" and "a".

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That's a legitimate concern, so one should really try it out first to see if they work well as alternates for g and a. I took a quick look at the character sets for Fedra Serif, but I don't think single-storey alternates for g and a are provided; the ɡ and ɑ were probably created just as phonetic symbols.

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> Basically every schoolbook version of any typeface will have a single storey ‘a’ and ‘g’.

But not Century Schoolbook.

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Well, I don’t consider Century Schoolbook a schoolbook version. It’s a standalone typeface, a design by its own.

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I agree, Jan; just pointing it out in case anyone was mislead by the name.

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