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I'd just like to warn about a couple of misconceptions people have about Didone fonts:
Dazzle happens particularly in fonts not intended to be used at small print sizes. Century Schoolbook is an example of a Didone font with the basic Didone structure, but beefed up for use in body text. It's not a flaw in early digital fonts so much as by people using them for a purpose they weren't intended for. (Most Didot digitisations intended for body text cost - often a lot- but Libre Bodoni, Computer Modern and versions of Century Schoolbook are free but in the same basic genre for the experimenter.)
Frutiger's Didot doesn't quite have optical sizes - just a headline font with no italic. Apparently at the time developing fonts was so time-consuming it was decided not to create a full set of optical sizes, but it was at least considered. Blythwood (talk) 07:21, 13 January 2016 (UTC)