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Sonoma is my ﬁrst serious attempt at completing a font. I was inspired by Evert Bloemsma’s Avance to build a font with severely asymmetrical serifs. In the spirit of not wandering aimlessly, my goal is to make a font with which I can set papers for my college courses.
At the moment, I’ve completed the lower and upper case basic alphabet. I want to reorient myself now before I embark on the full character set. I have a few concerns:
1 The character spacing seems wrong. Maybe it’s too tight?
2 Some characters (e, s, etc…) seem too dark. Maybe this is caused by the spacing?
3 The character spacing for upper case only works when preceding lower case. Is it normal to have 26x26 kerning pairs to make all upper case text look alright?
4 Some of my glyph shapes (d, g, k, q) may be too crazy for a typeface intended for continuous text. Should I cave in an conventionalize them? (I refuse to budge on Q; the tail stays)
5 The bowls in b, d, p, and q may be too large.
6 My upper case forms are rough because I have less practice drawing them. Any ideas for improvement?
I may be overlooking far larger problems here. If so, please set me straight! Assistance will save me trouble down the road and will be tremendously appreciated.
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12 January 2003 - 10:09am#1