Choosing an Old Style font


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Choosing an Old Style font

So now that we know what an old style font looks like, we need to pick one to use. I'm interested in using something that feels old and pen-formed, like Minion. Minion is beautiful font. It has a consistent texture, it's not too loose, and while it's a bit tighter than I usually prefer, it's not too tight. The only drawback I see is the x-height is a bit small, as are the closed counters on the e and the a. So I have to set this font a little bit bigger to be legible.

Set it 17 on 23 here on this page. This could cause a problem with the fallback font, but it's not a deal-breaker for me. I tested Minion cross-browser, and it performs beautifully. It's available through Typekit's Personal plan and higher, so we probably won't use it in this course, but you should know it's out there. Next, let's look at Sirba Web. This one is also available through Typekits Personal plan, so we probably won't use it, but if you have access to it, you might want to...

Choosing an Old Style font
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Choosing an Old Style font provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Laura Franz as part of the Choosing and Using Web Fonts

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