How to make the Eth



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Thorn and eth
Making thorns
Making an Eth
Making an eth
Eth troubles



Making a cap eth isn’t difficult. The crossbar should be the same weight or a bit thicker than it is on the letter H. How high it sits on the stem depends on the shape of the bowl. Put it in the centre of the white counterspace.






Cap crossbar
The left side of the crossbar usually sticks out about as much as the serifs. In a sans-serif typeface, it shouldn’t touch a letter O standing next to it.
    The right side of the crossbar mustn’t be too short. In the letter on the left, it is. The middle letter has a crossbar of conventional length. In the letter to the right, it’s a bit too long.





Very bold type
If the the counter of a very fat letter is too small to accommodate a crossbar, you can leave it out altogether.