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So, I'm working with plain old Utopia in news copy right now. It is set 9/10 and the columns are 120 points wide. There are plans for a redesign later this year, and I had originally thought to just upgrade to Utopia Opticals, but wondered if there weren't other options for text setting. Sometimes the 9pt Utopia feels too wide (Is roughly 5 words/29 characters per line too tight?), and I'm reluctant to make the type smaller.
So I have been searching and I've come up with:
Kepler Semicondensed Caption (Onscreen this looks to be a better size/grade/weight than reg)
Pratt (Only a pinch narrower as I see it)
Quiroga (Too nontraditional?)
Know of any others?
Recommendations or suggestions are welcome. The plan is to pair this with Proxima Nova as the sans, if that matters.