Wilke - Book font?

blixen's picture

Does anyone know of Wilke being used as a book font or had any experience with it? I printed out a page and I love the way it looks, but not sure about the readability factor. Any help or alternate suggestions is appreciated. The book is full length fiction, hardboiled crime/horror. I'm not pressed for space so I can be generous with size and leading (yay!)



Gary Long's picture

I've never seen Wilke used in a book. It would certainly require some care to serve the purpose—generous leading for sure. I have been tempted in the past to use it simply for its uppercase Q (roman and italic). However, if I recall correctly it does not have small caps or old style figures, and thus was a non-starter for book typesetting.

blixen's picture

Hm, yeah the small caps is a problem. darn. Ah well, back to the drawing board!

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