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I need a 2 to fit in with a design I am doing. It's going to be the main part of the design and I think I want a Didone for it. It will be a sort of secondary logo and will be used in different settings so it needs to be a character in itself , I want it to have a lot of character, to be swaggering and strong. I also want to use a typeface that would have been available in the second half of the 1800s, say 1850 to 1905.
The strongest contender I have found so far Is Poster Bodoni but the "foot" on the 2 looks a little unstable to me. The Basilia has a stronger looking foot but seems to have no life in it. I also think Basilia is a modern font, but am not sure. I'd really like to be as authentic as possible with this and use something from the period.
So, I'd be really grateful if people could recommend their favourite Didone with a good strong glyph for its 2.