Rich with alternate glyphs and swash elements, Duende has smart crossbars, alternate consecutive characters and expanded lowercase t crossbars when OpenType features Ligatures and Contextual Alternates are enabled. Other features include case-sensitive quotes and smart apostrophes.


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Features detail

Alternate characters

Duende has an alternate for every capital letter and multiple alternate options for the lowercase including swashy terminal characters and non-connecting alternates. Also included are a few clip-on swash elements that can be used to create initial and terminal forms.

Smart crossbars

Duende uses smart crossbars for common situations, unifying Af, Aft, At, Att, Aff, tt and ff with a single crossbar when the OpenType Ligature feature in on.

Smart consecutive characters

The Ligature feature also ensures subtle baseline variation when two lowercase characters are keyed twice in a row.

Contextual crossbars

Enable Contextual Alternates in your OpenType menu and Duende uses bigger f and t crossbars as the surrounding characters allow.

Discretionary ligatures

Enable Discretionary Ligatures for lowercase o connections.

Custom crossbars

You can also make your own lowercase f and t to fit any situation combining one of the included crossbars and non-crossbar f or t characters (available as ‘Alternates for Current Selection’ when f or t is selected). Just select the crossbar you want from the glyph table as a separate text element and move it anywhere. Also included are ten tt ligatures with crossbars and one without. Duende also has a few other swashy things that can be used to cross the lowercase f and t.

Custom capitals

Customize alternate capitals U, V, W, X and Y with any one of the swash options available in the glyph table for those characters.