How to design punctuation – theory, technique and guides?

jaylangly's picture

I'm just beginning to design a typeface. So far I've managed to make my way through the alphabet and numbers. Now I'm stumped by the punctuation.

Does anyone have any guide, tips or resources on designing these? I would especially like to know if there is any kind of logic, or best practices for the sizing, placement, spacing and so on of punctuation. A testing text would be nice too especially for the punctuation in use (English is my only language!),

thanks,

Bendy's picture

The Microsoft character design standards are probably a good starting point. But your best bet is to check what other quality typefaces do, and then decide for yourself.

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