typograffic has been my favourite font of late.. the culmination of two years of font experimentation—beginning innocently with a monospaced facsimile of the Atkinson Hyperlegible Font (for coding) and expanding into (too) numerous variants as an ereader font with a dyslexic focus—arriving at a very unique and satisfying contemporary ereader font (in my humble opinion).
Save for the short-serifed capital I (inherited from the Atkinson font), typograffic is a clean sans serif typeface. Highly readable at small font sizes on ereaders.
typograffic appeared to be my grail font, there being no other Iosevka glyph variations to increase dyslexic readability and general legibility (imo). Arriving at a final pair of typefaces— articulate and typograffic—all that was missing (from a personal preference) was a typeface variant with a serifless capital I.
Most of the typefaces produced on this site for distribution have been produced with both the serifed and serifless capital I. Its omission in typograffic (and articulate) was determined by the serifed glyph’s superior legibility. The serifless capital I—at small font sizes in particular—lacks visual definition in words containing the lower case l and a few other all capitals instances, its readability muddied without inline context.
descending capital i
to uniquely distinguish the glyph from adjacent letters—especially the lower case L—by extending its stroke length.
# descending serifless capital I
..replace the capital I with Bar, lengthening it (to match the vertical length of the descending capital J) and then adjusting its vertical position downwards to align with the tops of the capital letters. (The Bar glyph remains distinct with its shorter stroke length and centered position, though, should not be an issue for most ebooks in general).
Note: the capital I in the font file is the length of the descending capital J.
The new calligraffi variant of typograffic with a serifless capital I—the name phonetically alluding to the script like flair of the glyph’s lengthened stroke. For many ebooks one might be hard pressed to note the difference between the two fonts but for first person narratives it can be striking.
i don’t expect everyone to find themselves being drawn to this new font, the serifed capital I being the most familiar and comfortable for the vast majority. And it can look odd—unfamiliar—initially within all caps headings.
i am not aware of any other font (within my font space) using a descending glyph shape for the capital I. But i quite like it (perhaps for that and) for the added air it imparts to the typeface and the distinct character it imparts as the leading capital in words.
typograffic, articulate and now calligraffi—three very striking yet highly legible typefaces to satisfy one’s ereading mood and visual needs. As always, YMMV.
calligraffi may be found in the opencaps folders of the quasi mono repos.