Alia JY font family

Designed by Jack Yan in 2009
JY Alia was created by Jack Yan in 2008–9 as a robust, honest, aldine serif typeface. It was designed to complement JY Ætna (which works best with 14–24 pt) in text (8–12 pt). For those stuck with the question, ‘What else apart from Adobe Garamond or Bembo can I use?’ Alia comes to the rescue. There is an Ætna basis, with influences from Robert Granjon’s Plantin.

Alia JY

Alia JY

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Std / OT CFF

supports at least

21 languages.

Technical details
Digital data from:
OpenType outline flavour:
CFF - PostScript-Outlines
Technical font names:
File name: Alia JY Bold.otf
Windows menu name: Alia JY
PostScript name: AliaJY-Bold
PostScript full name: Alia JY Bold
Catalog number:
US$ 39
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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.

Lining Figures

Tag: lnum

Function: This feature changes selected figures from oldstyle to the default lining form. The user invokes this feature in order to get lining figures, which fit better with all-capital text. Various characters designed to be used with figures may also be covered by this feature. In cases where lining figures are the default form, this feature would undo previous substitutions.

Tabular Figures

Tag: tnum

Function: Replaces figure glyphs set on proportional widths with corresponding glyphs set on uniform (tabular) widths. Tabular widths will generally be the default, but this cannot be safely assumed. Of course this feature would not be present in monospaced designs. The user may apply this feature to get oldstyle figures to align vertically in a column.