Source Sans Pro Italic A

over 6 years ago from Sam Solomon, Product Designer at SalesLoft

  • Ege GörgülüEge Görgülü, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )

    Actually, Source Sans Pro comes with both alternatives. The alternate glyphs exists for both italic and normal. You can easily enable it in illustrator from opentype features > stylistic alternates.

    For why it exists, especially in the form of lowercase a: If I'm not mistaken, double-decker a's render horribly in older very low res screens hence the need for a cleaner glyph but that aside I think it would be safe to say that using a double decker at very small sizes or a tighter tracking would hinder legibility in general.

    4 points