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Taking Type to the Next Level with Alternate Characters

Posted · Category: Fonts

Are you sick of your type looking plain and boring? Many OpenType fonts have alternate characters built into them that can transform your type into a beautiful piece of art. By using these alternate characters you can add things like flourishes and flair to your type with ease.

Some type faces have alternate characters that can help out with legibility at smaller sizes. Even some handwritten fonts have alternate characters to change the style of a characters to make it seem more handwritten. In this article: Taking Type to the Next Level with Alternate Characters, we will take a deep dive into using alternate characters.

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Source: Taking Type to the Next Level with Alternate Characters

1 Comment
  • Brandon Rager

    Very cool! I had no clue that this could be done. I always settled with what the font initially gave me.

    Thanks for the post!
    - Brandon

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