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Which font types include the Long S?
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.
I think Adobe ID's which fonts have historical forms on their site. You'll need an OpenType savvy app to access them.
A lot of opentype fonts include it under Historical Forms.
Adobe Caslon, Hoefler Text, Adobe Jenson, Caslon 540…
Well, is there a particular shortcut in windows? I.e. Alt 146 will generate: Æ.
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.
Yeah, I just looked at it, and it’s really bizarre in Arial, but it looks rather good in Times New Roman PS.
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.
In Windows type 017F alt+x
>but very soon FontShop’s own engine will allow searching by OT feature.