The idea was to make a typeface which creates a dark text block on the page, therefore combining elements of fraktur and roman type, which result was appropriately classified as a Bastarda by Max Caflisch. And like with early italic type, Litteratra’s italic lowercase are accompanied by roman uppercase. This suggested to include italics in the regular font.
With a set of italic lowercase, small caps, spaced uppercase, titling uppercase, with standard and discretionary ligatures, contextual alternates, with oldstyle and lining numerals, both proportional and tabular, with superiors, inferiors and arbitrary fractions, Litteratra may be described as a family in one font. Because of a demand for this, however, we decided to offer a separate Italic font as well.
The name Litteratra is a ‘ligature’ of littera atra, or dark letter.
Litteratra was a winner in the TDC2 2001 type design competition.
My favorite use of it? The corporate design of Isar Alm by Susanne Pohl.
The most surprising use of it? On Arcadia Quest by CMON.

Glyphs

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Features

Litteratra contains italic lowercase letters right in the Regular style. They can be accessed via the ‘Italic’ as well as the ‘Stylistic Set 1’ feature. If your favorite design application, like InDesign, supports Stylistic Set features, you only need to install the Regular.
Under the hood, Litteratra offers automatic spacing of uppercase letters in all-caps context. It is one of the first Latin script OpenType fonts to make extensive use of contextual positioning.
Like most fonts from KLTF, Litteratra offers wider spacing of punctuation marks via the ‘Stylistic Set 20’ feature.
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As to OTF for Print, not all operating systems and applications support OpenType Layout features and kerning equally well, if at all. As to WOFF for Web, only more recent browser versions support OpenType Layout features, via CSS font-feature-settings.
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A company, organization, individual needs to license our typefaces for use in their design or in their product’s design; a one-time license fee is based on annual revenue of company, organization, individual or of their product. Also: A design firm or a freelance designer needs to license our typefaces for use in the design they do for a company, organization, individual or for their product; a one-time license fee is based on the number of persons working at the design firm. See our licensing info – and get in touch before placing an order!
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