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Uppercase Y
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I'm looking for a typeface that has an uppercase Y with no descender. I would really like to find one that has a serif or a slab serif. I've attached an example of the kind of Y I'm referring to.

Any help is much appreciated!

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You could repurpose the Cyrillic "U" : search for Cyrillic fonts at MyFonts and look in the character charts to see what catches your fancy. For instance:

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http://Huxley Vertical is a sans that has it.

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If the curl isn't required, there are a fair number of serif fonts like http://Astaire that would qualify.

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I think you're looking for a 2-stroke uppercase 'y' rather than a 3-stroke. Yes?

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Whoops, I should've been more specific - I'm looking for a Y that runs vertically down the right side, like the one in the image. Huxley Vertical is closer to what I'm looking for, but I need something heavier.

Thanks for all the suggestions so far!

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A serif like this may not exist. Your best bet is to hire a type designer or lettering artist to create something for you.

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Thanks for all the help. One last question: is there a name for the type of Y that I am looking for? (One that runs vertically down the right side, and doesn't cross the baseline.)

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You might find one in a square unicase, if such a beast exists in serifed form.

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I don't believe there is a name for what you seek: why not invent one?

I would suggest: "Parallel-sided, miniscule-style, lining capital Y"

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How about this one?
It is one of the alternate "Y" from my Dez Squeeze series.

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You could shorten the one in Jeanne Moderno…

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Try Social Gothic from Canada Type
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Unicase is the way to go - thanks for all the great suggestions!

I love Social Gothic and I like this one too:

http://www.fontshop.com/fonts/singles/garagefonts/fono_medium_unicase/

Cheers!