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The completed version of Excalibur! Suggestions welcome.
Info Created on 8th February 2013 . Last edited on 26th February 2013.
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Comment by ETHproductions 20th February 2013
Nice work completing your basic latin set, ETH! If only there was a way to slim the spine of your s without losing its curvaceousness. It is not obvious how to resolve this classic FontStruct conundrum at this scale.

Lowercase t may benefit from a reduction in height, as well as thinning the crossbar and aligning the top of this horizontal to the x-height. W and z are a bit wide and dark – V could lend a foundation for a new W.

Carry on!
Comment by William Leverette (will.i.ૐ) 20th February 2013
@will.i.ૐ: Thank you! I have a set with basic accents, too, but the spacing between the lines is ridiculous...

I know what you mean about the s. And I fixed the W, t and z. Thanks for pointing them out!
Comment by ETHproductions 20th February 2013
Very nice work.

Here are a few ideas for the s. Your original is on the left.

Comment by aphoria 21st February 2013
@aphoria: Thank you for the suggestions! I've already tried out an s very similar to the 4th one, but it doesn't look right, so I left it on the ß character. I might try the middle one, but I'm not sure...
Comment by ETHproductions 22nd February 2013
One more idea...

Comment by aphoria 22nd February 2013
Nice s aphoria!
Comment by Noah (winty5) 22nd February 2013
@aphoria: Wow! Amazing s! That s doesn't fit perfectly with the font, but I think it is the best one.

Anyone have a vote for which one fits best?
Comment by ETHproductions 22nd February 2013
the first one or the third one
Comment by Noah (winty5) 22nd February 2013
1.
Comment by opipik 23rd February 2013
aphoria’s definitely on to something. Try your s one brick narrower like:
Comment by William Leverette (will.i.ૐ) 23rd February 2013
I agree. I like 1 the best, but I also think it looks better a bit narrower.
Comment by sarreyn 23rd February 2013
@will.i.ૐ: Very clever! Do you think it fits in with the rest of the font?
Comment by ETHproductions 23rd February 2013
@ETH: Thanks. :)

You may consider revising S accordingly; otherwise, I think the last option fits best with the rest of Excalibur so far.
Comment by William Leverette (will.i.ૐ) 23rd February 2013
Way to go, Will! I vote the last one.
Comment by Noah (winty5) 23rd February 2013
Excellent work, that last s also has my vote!
Comment by four 25th February 2013
will.i.ૐ had a great idea to make the s once brick narrower. That one has my vote.
Comment by aphoria 25th February 2013
Thank you, everybody! And especially thanks to will.i.ૐ for the suggestion! I have updated the s and left some alternates in the More Latin set.
Comment by ETHproductions 26th February 2013
Comment by ETHproductions 26th February 2013

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