Exempla Slab Medium

by Tobias Sommer (shasta)

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slab serif version of Exempla Sans Strict... Not so sure about the the capital A yet, any suggestions are welcome! Hope you like it!


don't worry: critics are of course very welcome... just liked that quote best when i was looking for something smart for the sample.;)
Comment by Tobias Sommer (shasta) 9th june 2009
No criticizing from me. It's great! And so complete...328 characters, wow!
Comment by aphoria 10th july 2009
Just a thought: the use of serifs seems to be inconsistent. Sometimes there is just half a serif, and sometimes a whole one. Compare h, k, and m, n.
Comment by Frodo7 12th july 2009
yep, you're right...wow, pretty attentive!:) to be honest i thought it was really difficult to decide whether to make half a serif or a full one, and so i decided from character to character if it looked better that way or the other and kind of forgot the cosistency. thanks for the comment, i'll go through it as soon as possible!
(or as soon as i'm motivated to compromise on single character style for the greater good:P)

edit: they're "uniformed" now, no more law breakers...
Comment by Tobias Sommer (shasta) 12th july 2009
Nice and thorough work. The text it produces is even, pleasant to read. Kudos for the extended European set.
Comment by Frodo7 9th august 2009
Exemplary - both in form and content.

To follow up on Frodo's comment about the cedillas ... those on the K, k, N, n and R are not connected. What do you think about connecting them, as you have done with the ogonek on A and a?
Comment by p2pnut 9th august 2009
To follow up on my follow up ... I thought I ought to check out what I had suggested. I now realise that ogoneks are supposed to be on the right hand side of a glyph. Not sure whether a cedila can be moved to the side.

I guess I need to learn a fair bit more about diacritics. Which of course makes me a ....... dire critic!
Comment by p2pnut 9th august 2009
An excellent FontStruction, shasta... And you deserve extra points for such an extended character set!
Comment by SquarePeg 9th august 2009
Thanks everyone!
The resurrection of this one perfectly illustrates one of the very nice side effects of the live feed. I had already thought it forgotten and lost and down the river with all the not-top-picked and averagely rated fontstructions... And now that someone somehow stumbles upon it and comments on it (thanks, Frodo7!) it gets it's second shot in the live feed. I'm particularly happy that it's this one, cause I think its one of my best fontstructions. :)

@p2pnut: Haha, I'm afraid even dire critics on diacritics could easily top my knowledge there. Especially when it gets to characters I never use in my language portfolio, I'm just relying on the expert info preview. (I guess it should be renamed "beginner info" in my case.) And there it showed ,correctly I think, that the cedilla is in the middle of the letters, so not connected to the main body of R's, K's and so on, while the ogonek normally sticks to the letter. BTW: funny how the cedilla came into existence... Apparently it wasn't even a diacritic in the beginning. (see picture)

@Frodo7 + SquarePeg: Thanks! It took some time to make all of them, but my general experience is that the extended european sets are pretty easily done with copy/pasting, and thus extend the usability for quite low costs.
Comment by Tobias Sommer (shasta) 9th august 2009
Wonderful to have this hidden gem feature on the new fontstruct homepage! It would be great to see it top-picked.
Comment by four 23rd september 2015
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Exempla Slab Medium” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by Rob Meek (meek) 24th september 2015

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