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Hrant H Papazian's picture
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I'm looking for fonts that have a /u sort of like this:

Sans is OK too.

hhp

Claus Eggers Sørensen's picture
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Hrant H Papazian's picture
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Ah, yes! Any others?

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This is from an unfinished one of mine I might get round to some day!

Hrant H Papazian's picture
Joined: 3 May 2000 - 11:00am
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Cool.
1) What made you make that shape?
2) Does it have an italic?

hhp

Dave Rowland Schizotype Fonts's picture
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1) I thought I'd try to do a text face influenced by the marks you might get with a fat marker pen. I never actually used a marker pen so it's kind of an imagined result. All the rounds from stems (b, d, p, q, r, m, n, a) have the same straight bit going to a curve.
2) It barely has a roman, but it will have an italic at some point. I've got a new script font almost done then I might make this the next one I get round to, so it'll probably be in the critique section soon.


That e needs some work!

Riccardo Sartori's picture
Joined: 13 Jul 2009 - 4:20am
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How abrupt the diagonal/curve transition should be?
Aldus Roman sports something similar, but more ink-trap than blackletter (italic is all curves, though).

Riccardo Sartori's picture
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This one has a similar construction on U too: http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/protimient/pasquinade/

Hrant H Papazian's picture
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I like that "e" actually (just make the eye larger).

Pasquinade: Nice.

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Reynir Heiðberg Stefánsson's picture
Joined: 19 Nov 2010 - 11:15am
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Omnibus Type's Chivo and Rosario have a 'u' resembling this if a lot more rounded. I think Vollkorn is in that ballpark as well.

Hrant H Papazian's picture
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I'm not seeing that form in any of those at all.

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Reynir Heiðberg Stefánsson's picture
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Not the exact form, but I'm sure you noted that the tail on Chivo's 'u' looks quite like the bottom curve. That's the similarity I saw, oh, and the raised tail in the others. ATM I recall none near that harsh form you drew.

Riccardo Sartori's picture
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Reynir, I think what Hrant is looking for is the peculiar shape of the bottom left, where the curve joins the diagonal.
(as an irrelevant bit of info, I fiddled with the same concept on a number of experimentations in fontstruction)

Reynir Heiðberg Stefánsson's picture
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And that is the shape I do not recall seeing elsewhere, but there is another characteristic there: Tail resembling bottom curve.

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> Hrant: here one of the mine : http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/psyops/harfang-pro/

Hrant H Papazian's picture
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Nice one.

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Joao Henrique Lopes's picture
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Blado, tha italic of Poliphilus.

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I am not sure if you are looking for gotische fonts, but this one is quite simular:

http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/urw/weiss-rundgotisch/

and this:

http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/adobe/itc-tiepolo/

Hrant H Papazian's picture
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Tiepolo's arches are a bit "soft" on one side, but it's still a good find - thanks.

hhp

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What you work in this front ?

Hrant H Papazian's picture
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I don't understand. Do you mean what I'm planning with this? A good Armenian Italic (as opposed to a Latinized one). So in reality that's not a "u", it's a "ս". :-)

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