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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!
Versailles by Adrian Frutiger
Amor Serif by František Štorm
ITC Stone Informal
(both not my cup of g)
You’ll find quite a few in the slab-serif camp: Officina, Oranda, Glypha, Candida, Vera …
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").
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'.
Basically every schoolbook version of any typeface will have a single storey ‘a’ and ‘g’.
It turned out I read it over at typographica. Thanks Jan.
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'.
>Typefaces that support basic IPA
My guess is these may not be as well executed or fitted as the default "g" and "a".
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.
> Basically every schoolbook version of any typeface will have a single storey ‘a’ and ‘g’.
But not Century Schoolbook.
Well, I don’t consider Century Schoolbook a schoolbook version. It’s a standalone typeface, a design by its own.
I agree, Jan; just pointing it out in case anyone was mislead by the name.