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bug #64096: æ is almost indistinguishable from œ in FreeSerif Italic

Submitter:  Phil Krylov <philkrylov>
Submitted:  Sun 23 Apr 2023 05:48:42 PM UTC
Category:  individual character(s) Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  glyph(s) incorrect Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open Release:  * development
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Sun 23 Apr 2023 05:54:03 PM UTC, comment #1: 

P.S. It applies to U+00E6, U+01E3, U+01FD, U+1D02, U+1D46, U+1DD4, U+10783.

Phil Krylov <philkrylov>
Sun 23 Apr 2023 05:48:42 PM UTC, original submission:  

https://medium.com/@frodefrodefrode/designing-the-letter-æ-862cffbe22b :

> Partially because French and its derived alphabets use both ‘œ’ and ‘æ’ (admittedly the ‘æ’ sees little use in day-to-day French), but also because the ‘œ’ appear foreign to us vikings, we recommend instead to render the lowercase ‘æ’ as a two-story variant, even if the ‘a’ only is of the single story kind. Some dissonance between ‘a’ and ‘æ’ is highly preferable to a malformed ‘æ’.

I think a two-story glyph should be at least offered as an alternative, if not as the default.

Phil Krylov <philkrylov>


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