Fonts that include the Long S?

imageWIS's picture

Which font types include the Long S?

FYI: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_s

Thanks!

Jon.

Zara Evens's picture

Is there a particular style of typeface that you are looking for? This might help narrow down the answer to your question, as I believe the long s is a standard addition to most character sets.

Si_Daniels's picture

I think Adobe ID's which fonts have historical forms on their site. You'll need an OpenType savvy app to access them.

Ehague's picture

A lot of opentype fonts include it under Historical Forms.

Edit: redundant

Celeste's picture

Adobe Caslon, Hoefler Text, Adobe Jenson, Caslon 540…

imageWIS's picture

Well, is there a particular shortcut in windows? I.e. Alt 146 will generate: Æ.

Jon.

emenninga's picture

The long s in Arial is especially strange. Minion Pro, Garamond Premier, & Book Antiqua, Times New Roman on my Windows machine all have it. Myriad Pro doesn't. It wasn't part of the standard Type 1 encoding. You can even find it in Bickham Script Pro, but good luck reading it in a word.

imageWIS's picture

Yeah, I just looked at it, and it’s really bizarre in Arial, but it looks rather good in Times New Roman PS.

Jon.

canderson's picture


Most font managers can help you look through your fonts for such forms. This screenshot is from Suitcase Fusion. I used Unicode Hex Input to type U+017F in the QuickType area and then looked through my fonts to see which ones would display correctly.

Stephen Coles's picture

Google will help you find OpenType fonts on FontShop.com which include Historical Forms. Click on a result and then click the "Historical Forms" link in the sidebar. That search method is a little clumsy right now, but very soon FontShop's own engine will allow searching by OT feature.

Si_Daniels's picture

U+017F

In Windows type 017F alt+x

poms's picture

>but very soon FontShop’s own engine will allow searching by OT feature.
cool!

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