Samantha Script font family


Designed by Laura Worthington in 2011
Samantha was designed with a focus on variety, versatility, beauty and practicality. With measured rhythm and contrasting, connected strokes, Samantha possesses a flowingly smooth elegance with the ability to take on many appearances, from simple styling to the fanciest of all flourishes with its 2700+ glyphs that take advantage of OpenType. Over 1100 alternate and swash letters feature ascenders and descenders that vary in length and complexity. Standard ligatures ensure that this font looks as perfect as possible and 20 discretionary ligatures enliven its style. Numerals are offered in their standard form, as well as an old style and a swash set too. The addition of 60 ornaments and 45 catchwords offer even more design possibilities. A detailed User’s Guide is available in the MyFont’s Gallery. Samantha’s optimistic style and discipline echoes that of my beautiful niece – who is excited about everything life has to offer – bright, cheerful and gracious with wisdom beyond her years. As this is such a large typeface, it is sold both as the full package – Samantha Italic or Upright PRO, or à la carte, as listed below. Samantha Italic or Upright PRO: 2,715 glyphs • Standard character set • Swash variations • Alternate Letterforms • Discretionary ligatures • Old Style numerals • Swash numerals • Ordinals • Ornaments • Catchwords Samantha Italic or Upright SWASH: 2,610 glyphs • Standard character set • Swash variations • Alternate Letterforms • Discretionary ligatures • Old Style numerals • Swash numerals • Ordinals Samantha Upright or Italic SELECT: 1,998 glyphs • Standard character set • Swash variations* • Alternate Letterforms • Discretionary ligatures • Old Style numerals • Swash numerals • Ordinals • Ornaments* • Catchwords* Samantha Italic or Upright BASIC: 402 glyphs • Standard character set • Old Style numerals • Ordinals Samantha ORNAMENTS: contains 60 ornaments Samantha CATCHWORDS: contains 45 catchwords

Samantha Script Upright Basic

Samantha Script
world-map Std map

Std / OT TTF

supports at least

21 languages.















Technical details
OpenType outline flavour:
TTF - TrueType-Outlines
Technical font names:
File name: Samantha Upright BASIC.ttf, Samantha_UsersGuide.pdf
Windows menu name: Samantha Upright BASIC
PostScript name: SamanthaUprightBASIC
PostScript full name: Samantha Upright BASIC
Catalog number:
168390372
Characters:
402
US$ 25
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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.

Old Style Figures

Tag: onum

Function: This feature changes selected figures from the default lining style to oldstyle form. The user invokes this feature to get oldstyle figures, which fit better into the flow of normal upper- and lowercase text. Various characters designed to be used with figures may also have oldstyle versions.

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.

Contextual Alternates

Tag: calt

Function: In specified situations, replaces default glyphs with alternate forms which provide better joining behavior. Used in script typefaces which are designed to have some or all of their glyphs join. In Caflisch Script, o is replaced by o.alt2 when followed by an ascending letterform.

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.