Re: The glyph of the CAPITAL SHARP S

From: Asmus Freytag (
Date: Wed May 09 2007 - 19:32:30 CDT

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    On 5/9/2007 3:56 PM, Michael Everson wrote:
    > At 00:35 +0200 2007-05-10, Karl Pentzlin wrote:
    >> ME> I put a PDF up with additional examples. See
    >> ME>
    >> As a native speaker of German, I tend to read the 2d/3d glyph as IS:
    >> MAISSTAB = corn stick ??. Personally, I like 2f/3f and 2a/3a most (in
    >> that order). 2b/3b and 2c/3c appear to me as a little too much "small
    >> long s + small s"-like. 2c/3c look a little "blown up" at their lower
    >> half, 2e/3e the same at their upper half.
    > I tend to think that 2a-d look wrong next to capital S, though 2e and
    > 2f seem to get away with the teardrop terminal.
    > I guess the best candidates are 2f, 3a, and 3f.
    John's glyph was a better realization of what 3a tries to do. 3f is way
    better than 2f (the latter disrupts the flow of the word, whether it's
    that Tulip bulb or whatever).

    The IS-like solutions all look odd - I understand where a typographer
    might be tempted to 'square' the shape, but it doesn't work, somehow.


    PS: let's forget page 3...

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