Recently I’ve decided to keep count on a quite interesting (and apparently ubiquitous) typographic decision, when diacritics (dots, accents etc.), that are added to a letter, are pushed down or aside the letter, so that they don’t go beyond the x-height, or, alternatively, uppercase letters are mixed with the lowercase ones to achieve the same effect. I wonder, is there a name for this? For this post I’ve decided to call them “modest diacritics” (probably a stupid name). “Squeezed diacritics” would also fit.
All pictures were taken recently in Germany (Munich is an amazing source of great typography).