Critique on beginner's unnamed typeface

Type Minds's picture

This is my first serious design, although I have been experimenting with font creators for a year or two. I would much appreciate any pointers you care to offer. At this point, I have formed all the Latin letters as well as several alternate forms for some, plus some of the punctuation and all the Latin-1 diacritics letters.
Sample of unnamed typeface
I have also included a complete list of the glyphs in the face thus far.

It hasn't been kerned, hinted, etc. yet.

EDIT: New version of PDF attached containing corrections to overshoots. I made the existing overshoot less extreme and added the ones I forgot.

Unnamed Font 4-11-2011.pdf33.21 KB
Unnamed Font 4-13-2011 updated.pdf33.16 KB
Type Minds's picture

My primary concerns at this point are:
-Do you recommend including more diacritical letters, and if so, which ones?
-Any ideas on a name for it? (I'm really bad at coming up with good names for stuff like this.)
-I can't decide which of the following K arm joints works best, a corner or curves.

dberlow's picture

The lowercase overshoots are a bit odd. On the bottom, the "o" has none, but abdgpq do...

Type Minds's picture

Oops! I'll fix that right away.

Trevor Baum's picture

The first K definitely fits better.

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1985's picture

Just looking quickly at the K - should the joint of the two strokes be rounded out too? Trying to look for other patterns of what is rounded and what is not.

Type Minds's picture

I tried the rounded approach on the second K, but it turned out rather awkward. I'm still not sure exactly how I'm going to address that one.

Type Minds's picture

Does the new overshoot length work okay?

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