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William Adams <[log in to unmask]>
Sun, 26 Nov 2006 19:56:50 -0500
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Posted this to comp.text.tex, but no response there, so here 'tis in  
case anyone wants to discuss it.

I wrote up something on this a long while ago, but it seems to've been

Here's a quick recap as a starting point for discussion:

Foundry - Adobe, Bigelow &Holmes, &c.

Typeface - Latin Modern, Lucida
Family - Blackletter, Bright, Calligraphy, Casual, Engraved, Fax,
Informal, Sans
Shape/Style - roman, italic, oblique, upright italic
Features - Initial swash, finial swash, contextual ligatures &c.
Stylistic Alternate - 1--20
Weight - ultralight, light, book, regular, medium, semi/demibold, bold,
heavy, black, extra bold/black, ultra bold/black
Width - ultra compressed/condensed, extra compressed/condensed, thin,
condensed/compressed, narrow, normal/medium/regular,
expanded/extended/elongated, extra expanded, wide, ultra expanded
Case - Caps and lowercase, ALL CAPS, Small Caps
Numberstyle - tabular lining figures, proportional old-style figures,
proportional lining figures, tabular oldstyle figures, tabular
three-quarters height figures &c.

I think that covers most options / possibilities. Most of the weird
variations get folded into family (so one could have
Thames-Calligraphic Engraved). Not 100% sure if stylistic alternate
needs to be in there, but if it's not, one is at the mercy of what the
font designer has set up.


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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