Carta™ font family


Designed by Lynne Garell in 1986
Carta is a map font designed at Adobe by Lynne Garell in 1986. Carta's development began with the study of a variety of maps from sources such as the U.S. Geological Survey and National Geographic. A diverse set of symbols, Carta can be used in city planning, travel, socio-economic, and survey maps.

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Technical details
OpenType outline flavour:
CFF - PostScript-Outlines
Technical font names:
File name: CartaStd.otf
Windows menu name: Carta Std
PostScript name: CartaStd
PostScript full name: Carta Std Medium
Catalog number:
167348328
Characters:
191
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Features

Ornaments

Tag: ornm

Function: This is a dual-function feature, which uses two input methods to give the user access to ornament glyphs (e.g. fleurons, dingbats and border elements) in the font. One method replaces the bullet character with a selection from the full set of available ornaments; the other replaces specific "lower ASCII" characters with ornaments assigned to them. The first approach supports the general or browsing user; the second supports the power user. The user inputs qwwwwwwwwwe to form the top of a flourished box in Adobe Caslon, or inputs the bullet character, then chooses the thistle dingbat.