Doing a book layout, we're playing with using Rotis Serif and Sans, liking the verticality and the very slightly unconventional forms – 1988, but it still feels fresh.

However, one of the people involved is not convinced.

Any suggestions for a similar sort of super-family, sans and serif, clean and crisp, somewhere not too far from the moment?

Hi folks,

Just wondering if there have been any revivals closely or loosely based on Caslon or Baskerville that include text, deck and display weights suitable for modern editorial design (print and digital)?

I can think of Mrs. Eaves and Big Caslon but they are not robust enough in terms of weights.

I think the answer is no but just want to make sure I am not missing something...


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Hinting Family

Is there any way in FLS to copy or duplicate hints from one .vfb to another?

I have a regular and italic weight and I'd like the hints to be the same on the italic minus vertical hints. It would be nice to not have to do it all manually.

(This is with Type 1 hinting)


Could someone please tell me which two fonts were used in this book (for example, on page 6):

If the link doesn't work, just type Übungsgrammatik für Anfänger: Deutsch als Fremdsprache in Google Books!

Thank you!

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