KLTF Litteratra®

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The idea was to make a typeface which creates a dark text block on the page, therefore combining elements of fraktur and roman type. And like with early italic types, 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 (more than 1900 glyphs), Litteratra may be described as a family in one font. Because of a demand for this, however, we decided to offer an independent Italic font too.
The name Litteratra is a 'ligature' of littera atra, meaning dark letter.**
Litteratra was a winner in the TDC2 2001 type design competition.
The most surprising use of it? On Arcadia Quest by CMON.

Weights & styles

The two styles of Litteratra.
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Italic letters are included in the Regular style and can be accessed via the Italic feature and the Stylistic Set 1 feature. With applications like InDesign CS3 and later, it is not necessary to install the Italic style.

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 all fonts from KLTF, Litteratra offers wider spacing of punctuation marks via the 'Stylistic Set 20' feature.
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Please note that not all operating systems and applications support OpenType features and kerning equally well, may support only some, or may support none at all.

Glyph set

Includes italic lowercase, small caps, spaced uppercase, titling uppercase, with standard and discretionary ligatures, contextual alternate letterforms, oldstyle and lining numerals, both proportional and tabular, with superiors, inferiors, arbitrary fractions (a set for oldstyle and lining numerals each) and paragraph numerals.
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This glyph set overview reflects the fonts' actual glyph order as shown in applications' glyph palette. (In InDesign CS3 and later, please open the glyph palette's options menu by clicking the little list symbol, choose 'Sort glyphs' from the bottom of this menu and select 'By CID/GID'.)

Font format

PostScript-flavored OpenType fonts (.otf) for print. Minimum system requirement is Mac OSX or Windows XP.

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License fee for 1 license i.e. up to 1 user in your organization.
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 Regular & Italic  $150.00*
 KLTF Litteratra Manual
 KLTF Typeface Collection / Specimen

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** Please do not mistake our Litteratra® for the Google Play Books font Literata as introduced in May 2015. Similar names. Different designs.