Suitcase Type Foundry: Metalista

Tomas Brousil's picture

Hi all,

our latest typeface Metalista is ready to download as a free font. Enjoy!

Tomas Brousil
SuitcaseType Foundry
www.suitcasetype.com

Jens Kutilek's picture

I downloaded Metalista and noticed something strange in the hhea table: the ascent (1536) and descent (-348) values look suspicious, the effect is a huge line height respectively very small cap height in some applications (e.g. TextEdit on Mac OS X).

Jens

Tomas Brousil's picture

Jens, try it now.

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Florian Hardwig's picture

Tomas, beautiful! Děkuji!
I love the ‘g’.
I know, it’s a freebie, so I’m not really entitled to make any demands – but as you laudably have included all those diacritics, do you think it’s possible to do an ‘ß’, too? And in case you find that unsuitable for a unicase face, is there a technical way to automatically substitute ‘ß’ by ‘ss’? I just stumbled across this minor flaw: By assigning Metalista to a little text in InDesign, all the ‘ß’ instances just disappeared. No warning, no empty box, nothing.

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Jens Kutilek's picture

Thanks, Tomas! You've fixed it :)

Florian, I think the easiest solution would be to put two S into the ß glyph slot. But this post wasn't posted in the critique section, so we're content with what we get ;)

Edit: Using the "All Caps" feature in InDesign automatically turns the ß to SS, so that could serve as workaround.

Jens

Florian Hardwig's picture

Using the “All Caps” feature

Yep, that’s a good workaround indeed. Thanks!

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