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Old 05-22-2024, 06:40 PM   #76
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Old 05-23-2024, 04:30 AM   #77
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Why is it that some fonts have to have some letters with a descender that are not supposed to have them such as the letter J?
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Old 05-23-2024, 01:40 PM   #79
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Why is it that some fonts have to have some letters with a descender that are not supposed to have them such as the letter J?
For what it may be worth, quite a few fonts have descenders on capital letters with the Q and J glyphs being the most common example. You can also find them on the numbers 3, 4, 5, 7 and 9.

Then we have overshoot which is found on such glyphs as the lower case o where the bowl can extend slightly below the baseline.

In other words, Jon, it is a choice by the font designer and you can find examples that are centuries old. There is no carved on a stone slab commandment saying "Thou shall not have descenders on upper case glyphs".

Personally, I'm not that fond of them since I've run into crashing descenders where the descender overlaps with the ascender of a character in the next line so the fewer descenders the better for making my work easier.
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Rowan is a really nice, free font suitable for long reads.

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Rowan is a really nice, free font suitable for long reads.
Thank you, this looks like a font I might like, at least, I've downloaded it and will give it a tryout.
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For what it may be worth, quite a few fonts have descenders on capital letters with the Q and J glyphs being the most common example. You can also find them on the numbers 3, 4, 5, 7 and 9.

Then we have overshoot which is found on such glyphs as the lower case o where the bowl can extend slightly below the baseline.

In other words, Jon, it is a choice by the font designer and you can find examples that are centuries old. There is no carved on a stone slab commandment saying "Thou shall not have descenders on upper case glyphs".

Personally, I'm not that fond of them since I've run into crashing descenders where the descender overlaps with the ascender of a character in the next line so the fewer descenders the better for making my work easier.
No extra descenders is one reason I like Charis SIL. (aka ChareInk6SP). I'm not a fan of the descender and ascender hitting each other.
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I'm not a fan of the descender and ascender hitting each other.
I agree that I am not a fan of descender crashing. OTOH, since even your favoured Charis SIL font has a descender on the capital Q not to mention the usual suspects for the lower case letters (g, j, p, q and y) so there is still a chance of crashing descenders if the line width is set too narrow.
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I agree that I am not a fan of descender crashing. OTOH, since even your favoured Charis SIL font has a descender on the capital Q not to mention the usual suspects for the lower case letters (g, j, p, q and y) so there is still a chance of crashing descenders if the line width is set too narrow.
True. I have upped the line height I use slightly so they just tough or almost touch.
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