p vs. o when things start to get thick

Toby's picture

In black typefaces with low contrast, the weight distribution of the bowl of "p" and the likes often gets pushed outwards at 2 and 4 o´clock (see illustration), making the diagonal B a whole lot wider than the horizontal bowl width C. Would you regard this as a problem? "o" in mask layer for comparison.

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hrant's picture

No problem in my view - although I am seeing a problem with relative widths. And you're making the "p" have flat sides even though the "o" is round?

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Toby's picture

They're both straight-sided as far as I can tell..
One could argue that the value of B should ideally be somewhere between A and C to not become a bump in a vertically stressed typeface like this..

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