Marat desktop fonts contain various OpenType features, which provide advanced typographic performance and can be accessed by almost all professional layout software. Marat webfonts do not contain any OpenType features.
Case Sensitive Forms
When the ‘change to caps’ function is applied from within an application (not when text is typed in caps) appropriate case-sensitive forms are automatically applied. Regular brackets, parentheses, dashes and hyphens are replaced with their capital forms. This feature also changes Oldstyle Figures to Lining Figures automatically.
Marat’s ‘f’ is designed so that its hook disappears completely in the stem of a following character with ascender. For other problematic characters this features replaces the regular f with a more narrow version to avoid collisions with following characters.
Ligatures are designed to improve the kerning and readability of certain letter pairs. For example, when this feature is activated, typing ‘f’ and ‘i’ will automatically produce the ‘fi’ ligature. Using ligatures does not affect the spelling and hyphenation of your text in any way.
Marat fonts contain various styles of numerals within each font. Proportional Oldstyle Figures with their ascenders and descenders come standard as they work well in running text. The proportional Lining Figures feature changes standard figures to Lining Figures which are specifically designed to work well with capital letters.
Tabular figures are for use in tables where numerals need to be aligned vertically. Tabular Figures are available as an OpenType feature and have a fixed width in all weights. Marat fonts include Oldstyle and Lining Tabular Figures.
To avoid confusion between a zero and the ‘o’ character, a slashed zero glyph is available.
Marat fonts already include a number of pre-designed diagonal fractions. The fraction feature allows you to create other fractions quickly and easily.
Superscript / superiors
Replaces all figures and lowercase letters with their superior alternates, which can be used for footnotes, formulas, etc.
Subscript / inferiors
Replaces all figures and lowercase letters with their inferior alternates, used primarily for mathematical or chemical notation.
The discretionary ligature feature creates real arrows when you type the combination -> (right arrow), <- (left arrow), -^ (up arrow) or ^- (down arrow). A second set of arrows comes when typing -->, <--, --^ or ^--. Discretionary ligatures are off by default in Adobe applications.