Choosing a Venetian font


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Choosing a Venetian font

So now that we know what a Venetian font looks like, we need to pick one to use. The first Venetian font to consider is Adobe Jenson Pro. It is available from Typekit in their Portfolio plan. This makes it a little out of reach for this course, so we probably won't use it, but let's look at it anyway. Adobe Jenson Pro has a very small x-height. Look at the body size compared to Georgia. This makes text set in Adobe Jenson Pro look very small. Here, I've set the text to 19 pixels to make it readable.

It's a beautiful font. It has the details that make it feel hand-lettered. The characters work together in a system, all the letters feel like they belong together, and the spacing is good; not too tight, not too loose. But I find it a little hard to read onscreen. The closed counters on the a and e are very small. My eyes get tired more easily when I read text on the screen set in Jenson. In addition, the thin rising crossbar on the e gets lost in Internet Explorer 7 and 8, ma...

Choosing a Venetian font
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