what letters of the alphabet best show the characteristics

bheimows's picture

Im wondering if their are a set of letters in the alphabet that are best to look at when identifying a font.

Nick Shinn's picture

It varies, but a and g.
Traditionally, Hamburgefonts (despite no diagonals). See previous threads…
I wonder what automated WTF uses.

bheimows's picture

Thanks very much everyone! Nick shinn I have another question and i hope im not bothering you to much with to many questions, but what are diagonals?

Bendy's picture

Diagonals are the letters that have slanted strokes, namely kvwxyz.

kentlew's picture

Which is why a popular alternative to Hamburgefonts is Handgloves.

Frode Bo Helland's picture

Or Hamburgefontsiv

Nick Shinn's picture

You could personalize it with your own selection of place name, eg, Orangeville (where I live). The "ill" is quite informative of text color.

bheimows's picture

Thanks guys i've really learned allot from this post !! Your help and attention is highly appreciated :)

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