What the bleep‽ (Ludicrous Linotype Omission)

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In reading about one of my favorite characters, I discovered that the very first font the interrobang had been added to was Americana.

So naturally, I went looking for a digital version of the font, and found it on MyFonts. I was all excited, and then I tried to get the site to display its most unique character.



I’m disappointed in you, Linotype! Can you please fix this?

Author: Peter Sheerin

Peter Sheerin is best known for the decade he spent as the Technical Editor of CADENCE magazine, where he was the acknowledged expert in Computer-Aided Design hardware and software. He has a long-standing passion for improving usability of software, hardware, and everyday objects that is always interwoven in his articles. Peter is available for freelance technical writing and product reviews, and is exploring career opportunities in interaction design. His pet personal project is exploring the best ways to harmonize visual, tactile, and audible symbols for improving the effectiveness of alerting systems.

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