Special Characters

All fourteen of Requiem’s styles offer an assortment of alternate characters, to subtly change the shapes and flavors of words.

Requiem Roman Alternates

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.

Requiem Italic Alternates

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.


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    Optical Sizes. To preserve the typefaces’ delicate features, each of Requiem’s styles is provided in three different versions to tackle different size ranges.

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    Ornaments. The two Requiem Ornaments fonts (one for small sizes and one for large) contain two sets of decorative “cartouche” alphabets in period style, and an assortment of printers’ flowers.

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    Italic Ligatures. Each of Requiem’s italics includes a set of 75 decorative ligatures, which range from the familiar (fl) to the exotic (stfj) to the downright dubious (fffl).

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    Special Characters. In every optical size, Requiem contains a wealth of decorative alternates for its romans, italics, and small caps.

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    Language Support. Requiem features our Latin-X™ character set, covering more than 140 languages throughout the world — including all of Central Europe.

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