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I recently had a closer look at Mark Jamra’s Expo Serif (which appears to be quite lovely, by the way—has anybody licensed it and is willing to share experiences?) and found myself bewildered at the following sight in the preview PDF:
That’s quite short an ‘f’ descender, isn’t it? The ‘g’ is not as short as that, but also looks distinctly on the short side. The descenders of italic lowercase letters in every old style typeface I inspected, by contrast, all had the same optical length. The same seems to be true of every sans I checked—with the exception of Expo Sans:
Thanks in advance for any helpful contributions!