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Didot or Bodoni

The typophiles discuss some Didot choices and tell us the best ways for recognizing a Didot from a Bodoni. On the choices for Didot:

  • Linotype Didot
  • Frutiger's Didot
  • HTF Didot
  • Ambroise (Porchez)
  • Canada Type has their new Didot, but it's self admittedly not a faithful Didot.
  • Didot Elder (François Rappo)
  • FF Holmen (Per Baasch Jørgensen)
  • Carmen (Andreu Balius)
On the ways of recognizing them. In general, Didot's are mre rigid (thinner hairlines, untapered serifs (or: lack of bracketing) as in the tops of "W", "V" and "l"). But some Bodoni's have untapered serifs and some Didot's are tapered, hmmm. Florain Hardwig (see graphic) identifies the characters that give it away for him: "a" (Didot has a droopy counter), "l" (top), "W" (top), "t" (Bodoni's top very tapered), "J" (Bodoni drops below baseline), "Q" (Bodoni has a dog's tail, Didot has a French feather).

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file name: Original Bodoni 1789


file name: Original Didot


file name: Hoefler H T F Didot 1991 Poster by Tony Mungiguerra


file name: Hoefler H T F Didot 1991


file name: Hoefler H T F Didot 1991b


file name: Hoefler H T F Didot 1991c


file name: Didot vs Bodoni by Lisa Ashley 2014


file name: Adrian Frutiger Didot L T Pro Headline 1991


file name: Adrian Frutiger Linotype Didot 1991


file name: Adrian Frutiger Linotype Didot 1991 Poster by Helen Ju 2017


file name: Adrian Frutiger Linotype Didot 1991 Poster by Jessica Marinelli 2016


file name: Adrian Frutiger Linotype Didot 1991 Poster by James Musson 2016


file name: Adrian Frutiger Linotype Didot 1991b


file name: Adrian Frutiger Linotype Didot Bold 1991


file name: Adrian Frutiger Linotype Didot Etext Pro 2013


file name: Xiana Abella Didot Poster 2016


file name: Xiana Abella Didot Poster 2016


file name: Linotype Didot Poster by Martina Rodriguez Saavedra 2015


file name: Per Baasch Jorgensen F F Holmen 2012


file name: Per Baasch Jorgensen F F Holmen 2012b


file name: Didot S P







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