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Old 11-19-2006, 03:54 AM   #1
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Default What's wrong here?

Browsing around, I ended up on the site of Linotype, on this page about Janice Fishman. In the top sample, the bottom-left serif of the E looks a bit curved; so does the bottom serif of the d so maybe that's intended? Going down to the middle sample (ITC Bodoni™ Twelve Font Family) though, the top and bottom horizontals of the E seem completely out of whack, the top one being too thick (and unmeven) the bottom one too thin.

Next, I clicked through to the ITC Bodoni™ Twelve Font Family page. All of the "upright" fonts here have the same "feature" with the irregular E, but none of the Italic ones do.

This doesn't look right to me. Surely when letters like B and D have equal-thickness horizontals, the E should have those as well (at least the top and bottom one)? What's going on here?

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