Niko desktop fonts and web fonts contain various OpenType features, which provide advanced typographic performance and can be accessed by almost all professional layout software.
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. Guillemets, dashes, hyphens and other punctuation marks are replaced with their capital forms.
In Adobe applications there are two methods of applying small capitals. The first one replaces only lower case letters with small caps.
All Small Caps
The second method also replaces capital letters and some punctuation marks with lowered small caps variations.
This features replaces the regular ‘f’ with a narrower version to avoid collisions with following characters.
This feature replaces default alphabetic glyphs with the corresponding ordinal forms.
Niko fonts contain various styles of numerals within each font. Proportional Lining Figures come standard. The Proportional Oldstyle Figures feature changes standard figures to Oldstyle Figures with ascenders and descenders.
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. This feature also replaces comma and period with corresponding glyphs set on uniform widths in all weights.
To avoid confusion between a zero and the ‘o’ character, a slashed zero glyph is also available.
All 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 with their superior alternates, which can be used for footnotes, formulas, etc.
Subscript / inferiors
Replaces all figures 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), -^> (up right arrow), <^- (up left arrow), -^< (down right arrow) >^- (down left arrow). By typing multiple hyphen you can extend the horizontal arrows (for instance --> or <--). Discretionary ligatures are off by default in Adobe applications.