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Well, for lack of a better term. I might be suffering from the recency illusion, but I could swear here in Spain more typefaces than in the US use an S which has a straight or positive slope mid section, leaving white space in the top left and bottom right sections.
It seems to be more of a hand-written flourish (or display face characteristic) as I've never seen it used in body text, but I was wondering if anyone else has noticed it before, and if there are any design suggestions/ideals for it?
(also this shows a nice LL, DE lig with the resizing and repositioning of letters to fill in white space common around here, full text is "Costanilla de los Ángeles", a street sign from downtown Madrid. sorry for the low quality, didn't have but my phone's camera)