New Kerning Section

A new section focused on kerning was added to the Diacritics Project. Feel free to edit or expand it. (7.10.2011)

TYPO has a new website

Typography portal merged with website of TYPO magazine on October 14, 2009. The new blog has many great features. (20.10.2009)

I Love Typography on Diacritics

David Březina wrote an interesting article about diacritics. He explains several aspects of designing correct accents. Available online at I Love Typography. (26.01.2009)


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When creating and placing accents, it is necessary to be aware of the fact that typesetting multiple languages may cause the various accents to appear together. That is why the accents must harmonize not only with the characters, but also with each other. When cutting a new face which supports multiple languages, the shapes of the accents should be standard and acceptable, rather than eccentric. The menu on the left does not give a full list of all accents; it is more likely an introduction into the field, with emphasis on the diacritics used in Europe. We apologize for any inaccuracies; all comments and ideas that could improve or correct the following are welcome.