bugFree UCS Outline Fonts - Bugs: bug #42399, Alternative shape for capital Q


bug #42399: Alternative shape for capital Q

Submitted by:  Rosella Capriotti <rosy58>
Submitted on:  Wed 21 May 2014 09:58:36 AM UTC  
Category: individual character(s)Severity: 3 - Normal
Item Group: character substitution issueStatus: Won't fix
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: Steve White <Stevan_White>
Open/Closed: OpenRelease: 2012-05-03

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Fri 30 May 2014 09:29:10 AM UTC, comment #2:

Hello Steve!

I thought your policy wasn't to create a Times clone. Indeed, as far as I can tell you've departed significantly from it not only in the case of Serbian glyphs but most significantly by throughly redrawing the Greek range and providing Greek-specific glyphs as opposed to math symbols.

So, the bottom line is that maybe you should take this variant into consideration.


Rosella Capriotti <rosy58>
Sun 25 May 2014 07:41:20 AM UTC, comment #1:

Hi Rosella!

Regional or linguistic variants make sense, and Unicode also coded variants for Math Alphabetic Symbols, where the script and the calligraphic Q have the form you mention -- you'll find these supported in FreeSerif.

But this form is purely stylistic alternative, some styles have one form some another, and I think the "2" form never appears in fonts of Times-Helvetica-Courier styles.

So Rosella, I don't think this one will go in.

But keep the ideas coming!

Steve White <Stevan_White>
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Wed 21 May 2014 09:58:36 AM UTC, original submission:

Hello Steve,

Have you ever thought about changing the appearance/implementing a variant for capital Q? What you have now looks very dull, there are many good-looking alternative shapes, with swashes and so on. Also italic Q looks like 2 in the best typographic tradition.


Rosella Capriotti <rosy58>


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      StatusNone=>Won't fix
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