More Latin Trajedy Titling Capitals

by William Leverette (will.i.ૐ)

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More pxl love. And another expansion of Lex Kominek’s Trajedy majuscules.

The freshness of the original charmed me into creating an extended set of matching miniscules, diacritics, symbols and ligatures. But why stop there? :^)


Afrojet called for a proper small caps version after peeping my q, and knowing the mega-popular inspiration for all this, I just knew he was right. But would this grid really allow it? My inner type-pixeling neophyte couldn’t say!

So I dove in, trying my hand at what’s become the first of not one but two small caps variants. This first one, of course, is geared for titles and headlines. Certain capitals have been tweaked (Q, S, U), the numerals now match the small cap height, and all pertinent symbols have followed suit. Look close for the ornamental &, ¶, and †.

Even more akin to Trajan (_gulp_) but replete with a panoply of ligatures, I only threw the towel in after appending an anachronistic set of swash capitals.

More. Latin. Trajedy. :^)
Comment by William Leverette (will.i.ૐ) 24th october 2009
Comment by LexKominek 24th october 2009
LK's Trajedy is a classic beauty ... and this tour de force certainly matches it's elegance. 10 is all I can give, but 10 it gets :)
Comment by p2pnut 24th october 2009
Great additions will.i.ૐ.
Comment by aphoria 24th october 2009
Wow. This is a real Tour de Force. Looks amazing on the screen. I can't wait to get my hands dirty and test drive this beauty. Lots of fantastic ligatures and THOSE SWASH CAPS - what? how? OMG.
Comment by afrojet 24th october 2009
Links to those who ligatured before me :^)

Mrs Eaves


Optima Nova
Comment by William Leverette (will.i.ૐ) 24th october 2009
And thanks, always, for the love!

Lex: Glad you are still appreciating this – I still couldn’t have done it without you.

p2pnut, aphoria: I don’t know what took longer...coming up with which ligatures I wanted to include, creating them (and ensuring that actual words can be made with them :P ), or trying to organize it all in some semblance of order within the Latin Extended B Unicode range!

afrojet: My hat’s also still super off to you, my friend. Lex started this all. But – I must reiterate – it was really you who convinced me to add small caps (x-height small caps coming soon...). I hope you do enjoy and get some milage out of the result.

I’m still trying to figure out the best way to actually utilize it for my own devices. Photoshop still lacks a glyphs palette, Flash is giving me bizarre chopped serifs for certain letters in aliased mode (and also lacks an easy way to access the swashes and ligatures), and using the obviously more fully featured InDesign is just a strange way to work with bitmap fonts. Yet, setting the display performance to “fast display”, zooming to 100%, and creating text blocks of 32 pt text in InDesign seems to be the best approach for now. Not particularly versatile :-(

Huh. Maybe I need to split at least the swash caps into a distinct fontstruction.

Well, even if I can’t get full Flash pixel-font functionality out of this (outside of working it in FL) I have an intriguing ulterior motive for all this pixeling. My intention is to ultimately pique Mr. Meek’s interest and bring him into the discussion, because I think I have hit upon an idea for FontStruct’s evolution that has yet to be publicly addressed. I think it could be big!

Stay tuned, I promise to let the cat out of the bag with the next release ;^)
Comment by William Leverette (will.i.ૐ) 24th october 2009
Tour de force indeed. What you do (along with LexKominek) is poetry in the language of pixels. 10/10
Comment by Frodo7 24th october 2009
I second all the above comments. It's pixel love.
Comment by thalamic 25th october 2009
Hey, I wanna see this cat too. :-)

Superb work on the small caps.
Comment by gferreira_admin 26th october 2009
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “More Latin Trajedy Titling Capitals” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by gferreira_admin 16th november 2009

Ù missing letter, spacing after ¿ too large,

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