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Subject: Re: Bodonis Again
From: Rodolfo Capeto <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Discussion of Type and Typographic Design <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sun, 16 Feb 2003 12:54:37 -0300

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On Sun, 16 Feb 2003, Angelo Bottino wrote:

> > Generally a Bodoni (original) show more round counters and less contrasted
> > than a Didot (original) who use more straight counters.
> And, correct me if I'm wrong, Bodoni has perfectly round terminals,
> while Didot's tend to be a little more lachrymal (but not as in a
> neoclassical face, of course).

Angelo: Didot and Bodoni *are* Neoclassical faces. In DIN terms,
 klassizistische Antiquas .

And yes, theres's a difference in these terminals: there is a
"softened discontinuity" in some Didots. Also: in the original
Bodonis there's a slight bracketing of the serifs.


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