Distance between accents above the letter

afonseca1974's picture

Hi everyone!

In my development of amarantino I came with one doubt that I want to ask:
Do you know any good text/article about the distance between accents above the letter?
My point is this: I have differents accents in my typeface for languages that I don't know and would love to have some knowledge on that and some feedback from native speakers...
Here are some examples:

Thanks
António Fonseca

clauses's picture

Victor Gaultney 'Problems of diacritic design for Latin script text faces'
http://www.sil.org/~gaultney/ProbsOfDiacDesignLowRes.pdf

Adam Twardoc & Victor Gaultney 'That annoying noise around letters'
http://www.twardoch.com/download/typecon2005_gaultney_twardoch_noise.pdf

http://diacritics.typo.cz/

Nick Shinn's picture

Use text from the UN Declaration of Human Rights to get a feel for the way accents behave in different languages, testing alternative design strategies. In your face, vary the separation between letter and accent, and also try compressing the height of the taller capital accents.

afonseca1974's picture

Thank you Claus and Nick for the comments and articles.

António

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