I am working on the editorial design of a book and Lucas Bihan of Bretagne Type Foundry was kind enough to give me access to a trial version of his serif typeface »Self Modern«, which I am now using for a draft.
A preview of Self Modern:
Unfortunately, the typeface does not include the Umlaute (ä Ä, ü Ü, ö Ö), which I need since parts of the book are in German. What I would like to do for the draft, is to use Glyphs and take the existing
u U and
o O of the typeface as the basis for creating the Umlaute myself, of course in communication with Lucas.
Not being a fully professional type designer, is there someone who could provide me with some information regarding the design of the Umlaute, specifically in a serif typeface? I assume there are things to keep in mind and an
Ä is not created by merely copying the
A and putting a couple of dots taken from the
i above it.