Single story serif g

Sam Mallett's picture

Hello everyone,
I was wondering if there are any nice serif typefaces that feature a single story 'g' (not italic).

Any suggestions / information would be much appreciated!

Thanks,
Sam

Florian Hardwig's picture

Versailles by Adrian Frutiger
Amor Serif by František Štorm

Bembo Schoolbook
ITC Stone Informal
(both not my cup of g)

ITC Benguiat

You’ll find quite a few in the slab-serif camp: Officina, Oranda, Glypha, Candida, Vera …

Frode Bo Helland's picture

I think I've read somewhere that Wallpaper used a Plantin with an alternative single story "g" (and it also had a single story "a").

Sam Mallett's picture

Thanks a lot Florian!

Frode, I don't suppose you could find out where you read that? Or what year it may have been?
I had a look in a few issues but couldn't see a signs of single story 'g'.

Jan's picture

Plantin Schoolbook

Basically every schoolbook version of any typeface will have a single storey ‘a’ and ‘g’.

Frode Bo Helland's picture

It turned out I read it over at typographica. Thanks Jan.

Jongseong's picture

Typefaces that support basic IPA such as Gentium or Fedra Serif Phonetic will have ɡ, or 'Latin Small Letter Script G', which is a single storey 'g' and is the symbol used to represent the hard 'g' sound. They will also have ɑ, or 'Latin Small Letter Alpha', which is a single storey 'a' and is the symbol used to represent the first vowel in 'father'.

Si_Daniels's picture

>Typefaces that support basic IPA

My guess is these may not be as well executed or fitted as the default "g" and "a".

Jongseong's picture

That's a legitimate concern, so one should really try it out first to see if they work well as alternates for g and a. I took a quick look at the character sets for Fedra Serif, but I don't think single-storey alternates for g and a are provided; the ɡ and ɑ were probably created just as phonetic symbols.

kentlew's picture

> Basically every schoolbook version of any typeface will have a single storey ‘a’ and ‘g’.

But not Century Schoolbook.

Jan's picture

Well, I don’t consider Century Schoolbook a schoolbook version. It’s a standalone typeface, a design by its own.

kentlew's picture

I agree, Jan; just pointing it out in case anyone was mislead by the name.

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