Briem’s notes on type design: Useful texts¶
These two sets of text will help spacing the lower case.
nnannbnncnndnnenn nnfnngnnhnninnjnn nnknnlnnmnnonnpnn nnqnnrnnsnntnnunn nnvnnwnnxnnynnznn
ooaooboocoodooeoo oofoogoohooioojoo ookooloomoonoopoo ooqooroosootoouoo oovoowooxooyoozoo
You can add accented letters to this test, and of course the characters ß æ œ ø &. Double characters may need special attention, such as gg and zz. Stick them in as required.
These two sets of text are good for spacing capitals.
HAHBHCHDHEHFH HGHIHJHKHLHMHNH NHOHPHQHRHSHTH HUHVHWHXHYHZH
OAOBOCODOEOFO OGOHOIOJOKOLOMO ONOPOQOROSOTO OUOVOWOXOYOZO
With capitals you space accented capitals and whatever else you can think of.
Capitals and lower case must fit together. These two sets of text are useful for finding uneven spots.
nnAnnBnnCnn nnDnnEnnFnnGnnHnn nnInnJnnKnnLnnMnn nnNnnOnnPnnQnnRnn nnSnnTnnUnnVnnWnn nnXnnYnnZnn
ooAooBooCoo ooDooEooFooGooHoo ooIooJooKooLooMoo ooNooOooPooQooRoo ooSooTooUooVooWoo ooXooYooZoo
Punctuation, of course, must fit everything else. That’s the comma, period, semicolon and colon at the very least.
Half a dozen alphabet sentences¶
These are my favorites. There are many more.
- Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow.
- Thief, give back my prized wax jonquils!
- Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs.
- The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
- Sixty zippers were quickly picked from the woven jute bag.
- Jaded zombies acted quaintly but kept driving their oxen forward.
Notes on type design. Copyright © 1998, 2001, 2022 Gunnlaugur SE Briem. All rights reserved. Republished with permission in 2022 by Fontlab Ltd.