Roman numerals & script text

Jonathan Clede's picture

This question about how to use Roman numerals with a script typeface was recently posted on Ask MetaFilter, and I'm curious to see what answers would be given by people at Typophile.

I'm particularly interested in joeclark's statement "You shouldn’t be using a script typeface for any application that requires all-caps text."
I would tend to think that Roman numerals aren't considered "all-caps text", but that they're something else entirely. What say you?

Theunis de Jong's picture

I can imagine why all caps script could be considered ugly -- in truth, it depends on the font, but I think it holds for most script fonts.

It may be a challenge for font creators: include All Caps variants of the capitals. That oughta work for roman numerals as well.

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