Vere Dignum™ font family


Designed by Phil Baines in 2002
Vere Dignum is a courageous collection of six alphabets, compiled into a family of three typefaces. The family seems to have been influenced by many wide ranging sources, including modernist geometric sans serifs (i.e., Erbar, Avenir, and ITC Avant Garde Gothic, classical monumental lettering, art nouveau, and art deco. The first of the three fonts, Vere Dignum Regular, contains two different interpretations of the alphabet. Both of them display uppercase letters only. When one types with "lowercase" letters on the keyboard, letters appear in various different sizes relative to each other. Typing with the "uppercase" keys on the keyboard brings a different alphabet style, but in this one, all of the letters have the same height - it is their widths that vary. C, D, G, O, and Q are much wider than the other letters. Vere Dignum Regular contains a complete character set.
Similarly, Vere Dignum Alternates contains another two alphabets. Many of these letters are very different from those in Vere Dignum Regular. These letters may all be used in combination with one another to create crazy lines of display text!
Vere Dignum Decorative contains the last two alphabets of this series. As their name implies, these alphabets are significantly more "decorative" than their two counterparts. They are rounder and more curvilinear.
All three fonts in the Vere Dignum family consist of letters that are drawn with almost mono-weight lines. Text set in Vere Dignum appears very light, as these lines are thin. Vere Dignum is best in for larger point sizes, but its display purposes need not be "dignified." A funky or fresh setting would be just as appropriate. The Vere Dignum family was designed in 2002 by the British graphic designer Phil Baines, and all three of its fonts are part of the Take Type 5 collection, from Linotype GmbH."

Vere Dignum Regular

Vere Dignum
world-map Std map

Std / OT CFF

supports at least

21 languages.















Technical details
Digital data from:
OpenType outline flavour:
CFF - PostScript-Outlines
Technical font names:
File name: VereDignumLTStd-Alternate.otf, VereDignumLTStd-Decorative.otf, VereDignumLTStd-Regular.otf
Windows menu name: Vere Dignum LT Std Alternate, Vere Dignum LT Std Regular, Vere Dignum LT Std Decorative
PostScript name: VereDignumLTStd-Alternate, VereDignumLTStd-Regular, VereDignumLTStd-Decorative
PostScript full name: Vere Dignum LT Std Alternate, Vere Dignum LT Std, Vere Dignum LT Std Decorative
Catalog number:
36741483
Characters:
314
€ 29
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Features

Languages

Case-Sensitive Forms

Tag: case

Function: Shifts various punctuation marks up to a position that works better with all-capital sequences or sets of lining figures; also changes oldstyle figures to lining figures. By default, glyphs in a text face are designed to work with lowercase characters. Some characters should be shifted vertically to fit the higher visual center of all-capital or lining text. Also, lining figures are the same height (or close to it) as capitals, and fit much better with all-capital text. The user selects a block of text and applies this feature. The dashes, bracketing characters, guillemet quotes and the like shift up to match the capitals, and oldstyle figures change to lining figures.

Denominators

Tag: dnom

Function: Replaces selected figures which follow a slash with denominator figures. In the string 11/17 selected by the user, the application turns the 17 into denominators when the user applies the fraction feature.

Fractions

Tag: frac

Function: Replaces figures separated by a slash with 'common' (diagonal) fractions. The user enters 3/4 in a recipe and gets the threequarters fraction.

Standard Ligatures

Tag: liga

Function: Replaces a sequence of glyphs with a single glyph which is preferred for typographic purposes. This feature covers the ligatures which the designer/manufacturer judges should be used in normal conditions. The glyph for ffl replaces the sequence of glyphs f f l.

Numerators

Tag: numr

Function: Replaces selected figures which precede a slash with numerator figures, and replaces the typographic slash with the fraction slash. In the string 11/17 selected by the user, the application turns the 11 into numerators, and the slash into a fraction slash when the user applies the fraction feature.

Ordinals

Tag: ordn

Function: Replaces default alphabetic glyphs with the corresponding ordinal forms for use after figures. One exception to the follows-a-figure rule is the numero character (U+2116), which is actually a ligature substitution, but is best accessed through this feature. The user applies this feature to turn 2.o into 2.o (abbreviation for secundo).

Superscript

Tag: sups

Function: Replaces lining or oldstyle figures with superior figures (primarily for footnote indication), and replaces lowercase letters with superior letters (primarily for abbreviated French titles). The application can use this feature to automatically access the superior figures (more legible than scaled figures) for footnotes, or the user can apply it to Mssr to get the classic form.

Stylistic Alternates

Tag: salt

Function: Many fonts contain alternate glyph designs for a purely esthetic effect; these don't always fit into a clear category like swash or historical. As in the case of swash glyphs, there may be more than one alternate form. This feature replaces the default forms with the stylistic alternates. The user applies this feature to Industria to get the alternate form of g.

Discretionary Ligatures

Tag: dlig

Function: Replaces a sequence of glyphs with a single glyph which is preferred for typographic purposes. This feature covers those ligatures which may be used for special effect, at the user's preference. The glyph for ct replaces the sequence of glyphs c t, or U+322E (Kanji ligature for "Friday") replaces the sequence U+91D1 U+66DC U+65E5.

Sylistic Set 1

Tag: ss01

Function: In addition to, or instead of, stylistic alternatives of individual glyphs (see 'salt' feature), some fonts may contain sets of stylistic variant glyphs corresponding to portions of the character set, e.g. multiple variants for lowercase letters in a Latin font. Glyphs in stylistic sets may be designed to harmonise visually, interract in particular ways, or otherwise work together. Examples of fonts including stylistic sets are Zapfino Linotype and Adobe's Poetica. Individual features numbered sequentially with the tag name convention 'ss01' 'ss02' 'ss03' . 'ss20' provide a mechanism for glyphs in these sets to be associated via GSUB lookup indexes to default forms and to each other, and for users to select from available stylistic sets.

These fonts support the Basic Latin character set. Each font is Unicode™ encoded, and available in d

Tag: Basic Latin

Function: These fonts support the Basic Latin character set. Each font is Unicode™ encoded, and available in different formats. Please review the product information for each font to ensure it will meet your requirements.