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It is within the possible shapes for the letter Pi capital or small. If you look at this youtube video you will see that this is what his small Pi looks like. So now the question is: Are you designing a letter to write the greek language or are you making a letter for use with math in a Latin text context. Ideally, you'd do both. Given that Pi appears ...


This the actual shape of a capital π. I have nothing to back this, but It's possible the designer wanted to go for legibility (one of Verdana's strong points) and therefore based their design of the lowercase π character on that of the capital Π. In this case, it's up for debate whether that was a good idea.


I am looking for a way to start from a base font and create another font from it, that I could eventually resell. The edits would be rather heavy but the shape could remain. Use historic, i.e. printed typefaces, which are old enough to have an expired copyright. There are no (or hardly any) digital fonts you can edit and then resell. This is obviously not ...


(Note: for those with speculation phobia reading is not recommended) If we take only readability as a development criteria, then the font design has its peak. Here it is important to make it clear that we must talk only about letter forms and not about assignments of letters to phonemes (those assignments are pretty much conventional by nature). Also if ...


My 2 cents. This is NOT to memorize, but to feel the flow. Totally depends on the letter. For serif fonts and sans serif I would: 1) Start with an lowercase o. Simple, elegant, like a child starting to write. 2) d You can adapt the previous letter o with a vertical stroke to define the ascenders. 3) Suddently you now have a base for p, q, and b. 4) Take ...


When I design a font, I want to see how a whole text example is rendered. So I start with most frequent letters. Logically those cover more text as I proceed, or in other words, I can easier make example texts. So I start with "etaoinu" letters, then proceed quite spontanously, e.g. "chslbdk"

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