with our characters Å, Ä, and Ö
get cut off
when our linespacing is tight
to solve this
Uppercase letters ➔ Unibody diacritics
ÅÄÖ → ÅÄÖ
Lowercase letters ➔ Headline diacritics
åäö → åäö
Sweden is not
aloneMeanwhile in Germany
AFLIÇÃOThe Czech Republic
ZDĚŠENÍAnd even Turkey
A brief letter
Trim Poster by Göran Söderström and Patch Hofweber
Trim Poster is a new member in the Trim family and is designed with one purpose in mind: compact all-capitial headlines without crashing. Åkay, we know Yankees and Englishmen don’t have much of a problem with this, but in many other countries we have extra marks resting above or hanging below some letters.
These diacritics become problematic when setting type with a tight line-height. In Sweden tabloids often work around the problem by making custom adjustments to the diacritics for Å, Ä and Ö.
Trim Poster is our reply, and comes in six cuts. All with stylistic sets for different diacritic styles, so you can make that headline fit exactly as you want, whether you’re a Swede or not.