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I'm looking for a serif typeface whose curvy letters (c, s, e etc) have thick/wide spine and instead of the serif, a properly rounded ear (like on some lowercase a, c). Kind of like Didone or ITC Bodoni 72 but the links between the ear and the spine are not that thin. . And to find lowercase 's' with such ear is a difficulty itself.

Drawing is pretty bad but you get the idea.

Drawing is pretty bad but you get the idea.

Can you name few of such category? Free and paid both? Thanks.

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These fonts are a modern Roman from the 19th century with a thick stroke made to use it as a display font. Commercially they are called Fat Face.

You can look for "Fat Face" fonts like:

Poster from myfonts.con

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Fat Face

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Reina

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And a classic Bodoni Poster

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Pistilli Roman designed by Herbert Lubalin

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  • Yes and I just found out they don't work very well in small scale. Asking to confirm, they were not made for small-scale right? – Bluebug Apr 5 at 0:34
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    I don't think so, is a display font. – Danielillo Apr 5 at 6:26
  • I was reading Google's material doc and it advises against the use of script and display fonts as screen font because the scaling in a thing. Anyways, I was experimenting with some of those display fonts, aka fatface and for the thin complementary strokes, I found they reduce readability at small scale almost 80% of the time when compared to sans-serifs or slab-serif. I found a typeface called Vidaloka which has very balanced thin and thick strokes. Although it still loses readability in small size when compared to Roboto or Helvetica. – Bluebug Apr 5 at 20:29

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