Baker Signet font family


Designed by Arthur Baker in 1965
The American calligrapher Arthur Baker designed Baker Signet in 1965. Like many of Arthur Baker's influential script faces (e.g., Marigold, Kigali, and Amigo), Baker Signet shows off its historical influences. Baker Signet's calligraphic style comes from the delicately broad strokes of its letterforms and the fine hints of triangular serifs. The lively descenders of the lowercase y and capital Q emphasize the typeface's relationship to handwriting. Baker Signet is particularly suitable for headlines and logos."

Baker Signet

Baker Signet Std
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Std / OT CFF

supports at least

21 languages.















Technical details
OpenType outline flavour:
CFF - PostScript-Outlines
Technical font names:
File name: BakerSignetStd.otf
Windows menu name: Baker Signet Std
PostScript name: BakerSignetStd
PostScript full name: Baker Signet Std
Catalog number:
167348329
Characters:
256
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Features

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.

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.