All fourteen of Requiem’s styles offer an assortment of alternate characters, to subtly change the shapes and flavors of words.
Requiem’s roman capitals and small caps include alternate forms for a variety of letters, some best used at the ends of words, others handy anywhere. The family’s signature “Greek Y” is offered in a more sober Latin form as well, and where space can’t accommodate its standard long-tailed Q, a shorter version fits the bill. Long-tailed versions of the K and R can finish a word, or occasionally work inside one, and a swashed N serves for initials. An alternate T is included as well, especially handsome between round letters.
In addition to its extended ligature set, Requiem’s italics have cursive alternates for all of the lowercase ascenders and descenders. The letters q and y feature both calligraphic and typographic forms, and three varieties of the lowercase z are included. The fonts contain two versions of the initial Th ligature, one fully oblique and one initially upright.