If so what are the names of these typefaces? What terms should I use to search for them?
My title was changed to use a term provided in a candidate answer below. Layered Typeface.
For the reader. As always you have the choice to read any portion, including near 0%, of the question and then quickly jump to the 2 answers. Some comments gave some other impression.
If none of the typefaces are suitable what are efficient means of creating bodies of text to emulate them? Note the caveat below. I want the paths of both larger and smaller. Ultimately this approach provides a better option for me on this project.
The final goal is to deliver the curves/paths in SVG export. I need the paths to control location in another program.
T1 and T2 are imagined typefaces. If I typed the same text with pair T1 and T2 with transparent background then I could see the background text lined up with the foreground text with no additional effort. Similar to an Inkscape Text Stroke. Illustrated in diagrams. A matching pair.
My initial preference is that the larger of the pair is the original. The smaller of the pair is the newly created. I am willing to delete path and curves. I do not want to create labor intensive artwork for a typeface.
Above image from Inkscape.
- 01 Appearance of Layered Fitted typefaces or just curves. Inkscape text with stroke
- 02 Emphasis of stroke as a feature of one curve
03 Inkscape inset feature with less than stellar results. The results fail my goal for today. Many straight lines were destroyed. However I may be able to use Inkscape inset for some purposes.
04 Regular Black H
- 05 Inset Placed on Black H showing 50% successful situation.
Does Inkscape have another function similar that does what I want?
So the final visual bounding box is not determined by the curve alone, it requires the stroke. This does not support my goal. Another program in the pipeline does not have the stroke feature.
The accepted answer and some of what appears below may be slightly different alternatives. I still need to test. Eventually the accepted answer and my shallow description here converged ... to a large degree. I still need to ponder the answer below.
Some of my conversation with the Accepted Answer.
Inkscape Stroke to Path appears useful. It allows the thickness adjustments by replacing one sub path with two sub paths [1 -> 2 subpaths]... inner and outter. In another part of my pipeline it will be easier to discard the concept of stroke since another program does not have the same feature.
- 01 Successful Red Smaller letter [H] on Original [H].
- 02 Regular Black H
- 03 Black [O] with Red Stroke just for discussion purposes.
- 04 Isolated thick Red Paths converted from Stroke feature. Used Inkscape features. Object to Path. Stroke to Path. See menu.
- 05 Kept the curves I need and deleted what I did not need
- 06 Place smaller red [O] on larger Black [O]. Curve edited to show independence.
- 07 The menu bar shows the choices
- Object to Path
- Stroke to Path