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Glyph: & Name: ampersand Unicode: 0026


2018-02-05 Week 6/2018 posted by RFI

The ampersand has been called the calling card glyph because it is often featured on calling cards and more importantly because it is a total showoff. It is often deliberately ornate and delicate even in fonts whose other characters have very different qualities.

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There's an optional alternate glyph for the ampersand in Minima, called ampersand.cursive. It is recommended for some close combinations.

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