[NTG-context] two superscript versions with Garamond Libre

Henning Hraban Ramm texml at fiee.net
Tue May 19 08:24:22 CEST 2020

> Am 19.05.2020 um 08:08 schrieb Jan U. Hasecke <juh+ntg-context at mailbox.org>:
> Am 18.05.20 um 22:23 schrieb Henning Hraban Ramm:
>>> Am 18.05.2020 um 17:18 schrieb Pablo Rodriguez <oinos at gmx.es>:
>>> Typeface is available at
>>> https://github.com/dbenjaminmiller/garamond-libre/releases/latest.
>> Thank you for the hint, I’m always looking for interesting fonts.
>> This is a nicely designed classical Garamond with a big glyph repertoire (Latin, poly Greek, Cyrillic, Byzantine/Greek music symbols, math and other symbols), but after first tests I found flaws:
>> – Numbers are a bit too dark; table numbers look a bit too big, oldstyle numbers a bit too small.
>> – Small caps are lacking accented vowels including umlauts.
>> – Cyrillic is missing Kyrgyz/Kazakh letters (i.e. Cyrillic extended).
>> – Kerning is not yet perfect.
>> – Accents sit a bit too close on the letters.
>> – Swash capitals don’t fit the style at all, they look like some modern hand font like Lucida Handwriting.
> Thanks a lot for your insights.
> From the repo I guess that this is a quite new project; you could post
> bug reports.

That’s what I did. WRT swash capitals, the author told me:

I adopted this font, as a fork from an upstream which is no longer published under a libre license. Then I did make some slight extensions. But I didn't choose this. Right now, I am working on a new font, Salieri, which I hope will be of better quality once it is finished, and which, if it ever gets swash capitals, will get them according to some historically-rooted standard, most likely, though we are nowhere near that.

I read this as “better don’t expect me to enhance anything substantial“.


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