Subtract is a minimalist typeface, reducing detail to the simplest legible form of each character, using a fluid mix of curved and linear forms for an aesthetic that is refined, uncluttered, precise and stylish.
Elegance in typeface design is usually associated with decorative, scriptive or serif fonts. Subtract takes away from the basic letterform rather than adding.This is a clone
The Roman alphabet has far too many letters. 9 letters can be represented by combinations of others. This font resoves that problem. Letters replaced: FJKQVWXYZ, Letters used to replace them: BCDEGHIPSU, Other Letters: ALMNORT. Regarding V and B, instead of replacing V with BH, I could replace B with PV (which would be better).
Now that I have the set of letters down to 17, they can be stored in Hexadecimal. So the final alphabet is ABCDE.GHI..LMNOP.RSTU..... Punctuation - 13 symbols: ,-`':()<>!?|. 2 slots left over for other stuff. The space has stuff in it. Do I want that?
There are 32 characters - 17 letters and 12 symbols, a space and two empty slots.