Antoine Leca wrote:
> John Hudson wrote:
> > When I am designing Greek types, I have my work reviewed by Gerry Leonidas
> > at the typography department of the University of Reading in England.
> > Gerry's specifications for the tonos are quite explicit: it should never be
> > entirely veritical, but should slant slightly to the right, although not as
> > far as the Latin acute in many fonts.
> Perhaps, such as the (lc) acute accent in Garamont? or more vertical?
Like the TONOS in Times New Roman and Arial (MS Windows), or unlike the
TONOS in Courier New.
Palatino Linotype (MS Windows 2000) is generally good (especially its
U+03CA, U+03CB), although its U+0390, U+03B0 should be like its U+1FD3,
U+1FE3. Also, U+1FEC should have its breathing reversed.
As far as it concerns the TONOS (=accent) term, it is practically a
synonym for OXIA (or an OXIA-like symbol); see the old (pre-monotonic)
Greek saying: "he scored ten with a tonos" or 10' (a schoolboy's score
of excellence in the past - A+). In this case the tonos (') is the
numeral sign (U+0374).
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