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Glyph: Y Name: Y Unicode: 0059

Latin Capital Letter Y

2018-04-23 Week 17/2018 posted by RFI

Y is one of the letters where Minima more closely follows the paradigms of handwriting and calligraphy rather than inscriptions and type design.

Similar to how the former styles go below the baseline for certain letters to achieve a fast connected stroke, Minima uses the extra bit of tail space in the same letters to give more definition to their build as well as to render them with a consistent stroke width through a higher degree of ortholinear alignment.

[Y. Construction illustration.]

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