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Glyph: G Name: G Unicode: 0047


Latin Capital Letter G


2018-04-09 Week 15/2018 posted by RFI


[G. Person wearing gold chain with letter G.]

This week's content is brought to you by the letter G.


It's the most frequent capital letter that regularly features a descender in script form. Although rare in modernist machine typography, these dynamic strokes beyond the baseline are recently subject to a revival due to cross-pollination from calligraphy. It's also much easier to read this way.



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