to make an eth Ingredients Ascender
The lower case eth isnt easy. Lets begin with the letter o, and add a curve to its right side. A parenthesis or the numeral 9, upside down, may help. They arent always worth much, but weve got to start somewhere.
We need a good, tense curve all the way from the top to the baseline. The ascender can taper to a point; slicing it is better still. Too much slant to the left is a common mistake. In these variations, the middle is a safe choice.
Fitting together the ascender and the crossbar is probably the most difficult part of the design. The four areas of white space around them need not be even, but they must be in balance. The crossbar should either be at right angles to the ascender or slightly off towards the horizontal. I prefer the letter in the middle.
The crossbar belongs midway up the ascender. Too low is often better than too high. I prefer the version in the middle.
Both sides of the crossbar are usually the same length. This has many exceptions, however, that look all right. If you make it too short, it looks silly. If its too long, it interferes with the texture of the page. And I prefer the version in the middle.
Heavy display faces with great x-height have problems of their own. Many havent got room enough for a crossed ascender. You can gain a bit by using a smaller bowl. (You can save a bit more, in a real pinch, by doing without a crossbar on the left.)
to make an eth