Semi-swash UC "Y"

hrant's picture

I'm looking for examples of good uppercase "Y"s that have one arm straight but the other arm swashy. Or that have both arms somewhat swashy. Italics expected, Roman accepted. Thanks for any help!

hhp

marcox's picture

Display weights of Requiem have double-swashy arms, as visible here:

http://www.typography.com/catalog/requiem/index.html

marcox's picture

The Y in Matthew Carter's Mantinia has asymmetric, swashy arms:

http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/fontbureau/mantinia/mantiniacc/win-t1/12671/character/0178/CP4/1/

hrant's picture

Thanks, but that's way too swashy.

For reference, I'd say that the "Y" in Palatino Italic* is borderline, although if one arm were straight the other could be more swashy and it would be OK. If that helps.

* http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/linotype/palatino/medium-italic/win-t1/113811/character/0059/CP2/1/

hhp

marcox's picture

So you want swashy, not swishy, eh? ;)

hrant's picture

> that's way too swashy.

I meant Requiem's when I wrote that... but now I mean Mantinia's too!

hhp

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