My latest font is my version of Hermann Zapf's Palatino. Why yet another version of Palatino?
- My font has tighter default leading — 12 on 10 point, instead of 13.5 on 10 point, so it is more economical for copy-fit.
- Petite Capitals (x-height Small Capitals) are in the Private Use Area so they can be used in applications that don't support OpenType features.
- Small Capitals (80% of Caps Height) are unmapped.
- Titling Capitals in the Private Use Area. These are lighter than regular capitals and more generously spaced.
- OpenType Features for Alternative Fractions, Scientific Inferiors, Subscript, Superscript, Ordinals, Denominators, Numerators, Fractions, Oldstyle Figures, Alternate Annotation Forms, Initial Forms,¹ Petite Capitals, Small Capitals, Titling, Petite Capitals From Capitals, Small Capitals From Capitals, Discretionary Ligatures, Standard Ligatures, Contextual Ligatures,² Ornaments, Stylistic Alternates, Terminal Forms, Historical Ligatures, and Historical Forms.
- The fonts are released under GNU license, so anyone can modify them, add support for other languages, etc., to suit their needs. Just give the font a new name and retain the GNU license agreement.
- They includes a wide range of symbols and dingbats.
¹ The Initial Forms have coloured glyphs, which are only supported by Windows 8.1, or by Firefox 32 or later on Windows 7. In applications and operating systems that do not support them, the glyphs will be monochrome.
² The contextual ligatures are designed for use by Pāḷi scholars who use the Velthuis encoding system: aa = ā, ii = ī, etc. By enabling this feature Velthuis encoded text is displayed as Unicode text.