List of resources on designing diacritics

Aleksandra Samuļenkova shared this list of ‘sources concerning diacritics and special characters of the Latin script’ which is just too good to be buried on Twitter.
It would be great if we could all add more tips in the comments!

• An essay by Victor Gaultney on Problems of diacritic design for Latin script text faces

• An article by David Březina On Diacritics

• A great book about Central European diacritics: The Insects Project

diacritics.typo.cz, a website about diacritics maintained by Filip Blažek

Context of Diacritics, a website maintained by Ondrej Jób

scriptsource.org by SIL International

• Find out in which (rare) orthographies a letter is used: eki.ee/letter

diacritics.eu/en, a site by Radek Sidun

This video of David Jonathan Ross’s talk about drawing accents

vietnamesetypography.com by Donny Trương

• About Icelandic letters, see Gunnlaugur Briem’s site

• About Æ: Designing the Letter Æ by Frode Helland on Medium

• About Latvian diacritics: Video of presentation the Diacritics as a Means of Self-Identification by Aleksandra Samuļenkova at ATypI Warsaw

List of pangrams in different languages by Richard Rutter

• Book suggested (and written) by Bernd Kappenberg: Setting Signs for Europe – Why Diacritics Matter for European Integration. ISBN 978-3-8382-0663-9

Flickr Group of ‘fancy’, unusual, real-life examples of diacritics

 
About German ß and ẞ:

Esszet or ß by James Mosley on his blog

The German Capital Letter Eszett by Christoph Koeberlin on Medium

Versal-Eszett (ẞ) – Bedeutung/Definition by Ralf Herrmann on Typografie.info (in German)

Capital Sharp S designs. The good, the bad and the ugly, also by Ralf Herrmann on Typography.guru https://typography.guru/journal/capital-sharp-s-designs/…

Capital Sharp S – Germany’s new character, also by Ralf Herrmann on Typography.guru

• Examples of capital-ß’s in this Flickr Group

 
About Polish diacritics:

• Discussion on the Polish Kreska Language Feature on Type Drawers

Localize Your Font: Polish Kreska by Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer

• The Wikipedia entry on the Ogonek, wikipedia.org/wiki/Ogonek

Polish Diacritics, How to? site by Adam Twardoch

 
About Romanian (comma accent vs. cedilla):

Comments on cedilla and comma below (revision 2) by Denis Moyogo Jacquerye on Unicode.org

Tcomma and Tcedilla, a discussion on Type Drawers

• Posts on Romanian Diacritic Marks on Kitblog / Cristian ‘Kit’ Paul

The history of messing up Romanian on computers by Michael S. Kaplan

 
Additional tips Veronika Burian and Petra Černe Oven shared at a talk:

 
Compiled for the blog by Indra Kupferschmid