K22 Didoni is based on Didoni from page 33 of Swash Letter Alphabets: 100 Complete Fonts by Dan X. Solo and also on page 140 of The Solotype Catalog of 4,147 Display Typefaces.
From: "Toto" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2011 00:57:42 +0800
Subject: Did Donis wash?
K22 Didoni and K22 Didoni Swash are mostly based on Didoni from page 33 of
Solo's Swash Letter Alphabets. The Didoni page has a mix of Swash and
Regular characters. I split them into 2 fonts. All that are on the Didoni
page are on the two fonts, and many are in the Private Use Area of the swash
font. You can say that the two fonts are "best effort" fonts because these
are based on a *best effort* quality scan that Google Books made available.
There were a lot of guessing that went into this one. The swash font is
unkerned. Only the f is kerned in the regular font, maybe a few more. The 2
fonts are in OTF, TTF and Win T1.
I made a few changes to the font. The Didoni numerals are smaller compared
to the caps. I did the numerals the same size as the caps. There are no
swash characters for J, Q, Z, b, c, j, o and z. Not a problem, made up one
for them. :) I also did my own version of N, X and Y, shown in letter
positions. I would have done some more but I might ruin the font. My swash N
is based on an image of the character set of Didoni but I am not sure if the
image was created using a digital font since the person who did that image
said that he/she has a custom Didoni Swash font. .I changed it a bit.
The font barely has extra characters. The Solo book only have a dollar sign
and two ampersands (regular and swash). I also found an exclamation and
question mark from the same source as the swash N. And then I created the
period, and that's all the extras in the font.
The letters in the Private Use Area are swash caps T, M, N, P, R, X and Y;
lowercase a, d, f, h, i, j, l, m, n, p, q, s, t, u, v, w and y; and,
terminals e and s. All frm the Didoni page.
BTW the Didoni on page 33 of Swash Letter seems to match Didoni Bold on page
140 of the .
I hope you will enjoy this font. If I find a good quality source image, I
might redo this font and merged the two fonts into one OTF.
Attachment: 22ddoni.rar [See font download link below]