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Just a quick question: Is there such a things as a guide to typical or standard character sizes? I'm in the process of creating a new typeface and I'm having trouble deciding on the width of some characters in relation to each other... for example, what's the typical length of the minus hyphen compared to the m dash? And the plus character? And so on and so on... Some very good info is in the "Character design standards" Microsoft Typography site, but no info on widths/proportions.
Also, any resource listing all the characters that "need" to be included in a font? My typeface will be Latin and Cyrillic and I'm using other fonts to look at which characters to include.
I am trying to understand the tracking and leading relationship in typographic specimen sheets.
I see popular ratios of:
Is this sort of the standard or is it subject to the font and the cap height, etc?
Found this type sample in a book called "The Type Specimen Book, 544 Different Typefaces with over 3000 sizes shown in complete alphabets"
In the book its labeled as Standard (Foundry).
I have found digital version however neither seem to match. Can anyone suggest a closer match.
I have convinced the client into using the font, now I have to deliver a digital version of this rare sample, so I would greatly appreciate any ideas. It is a beautiful font and is definitely markedly different from Helvetica for example.