Is there a name for this kind of U?

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Is there a name for this kind of U?
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Does this type of stemless, asymmetrical "U" have a name or classification? Is its origin linked to one particular country or era?

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It's the Dax U.
IIRC, there were some VGC typositor faces that had this feature about 40 years ago, but never as popular as Dax in the digital era.

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I call it spurless, but it's not an ideal term.

Andreas Stötzner's picture
Joined: 12 Mar 2007 - 10:21am
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There is a bunch of typefaces featuring this detail nowadays. I call them “simple sans”.