Didot (by Didot)

Quemadura's picture

Dear friends,

What, if any, digitization of this late-19th Century Didot has the same sort of winged or eared--pardon my terminology ignorance--lowercase v? Linotype and Hoefler don't match (the former has a sharp, chiseled lowercase v, while the latter has a different sort of lowercase g). Optimo's Didot, while lovely, also doesn't quite match. Note that the attached images is of a proof, circa 1898, from Imprimerie Didot.

Thanks in advance,

Jeff

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Quemadura's picture

Thanks, kthomps5. I feel like the DietDidot bold italic might work--but I'm worried those very thin strokes are going to be as faint as the Linotype Didot in offset printing.

kthomps5's picture

My thought, too. Sadly, no one seems to have done a faithful digitization of your sample font.

Quemadura's picture

I'm much obliged, in any case. I'm going to buy the DietDidot and give it a whirl.

Quemadura's picture

An update: I just bought Diet Didot bold and bold italic, and the thin strokes are far too fine (perhaps even a hair finer than the Frutiger Didot) for safe use in an offset book. I'll keep researching . . .

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