(In reply to our off-line conversation) I would agree the reverse
italic is eye-catching! (But so is text in red.)
A couple of general notes.
I think what you're describing is not an italic, but an *oblique*.
Italic is a specific style of Latin type, based on a script style,
which *always* featured a left lean. But it also changes the general
shape of letters. This is what you see in, say FreeSerifItalic.
Oblique is simply a skewing of the letters. The basis shape is not
changed, they're just leaned over. This is what is usually done with
Skewing is a simple mathematical linear transformation, which can be
done in software -- it doesn't need a special font.
Many graphics programs provide a means to skew (or slant) anything,
On Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 3:12 PM, Christian Flatscher
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> Are there any plans to release the FreeFont font sets with reverse italic
> letters as well?
> That is have the fonts lean to the left rather than right.