Riga Screen has been designed for exceptional readability on computer monitors. It is slightly lighter and wider than it’s ancestor Riga
to provide better legibility at small sizes. It’s primarily intended for writing and reading on screen, for example on websites, apps, ebooks, or inside office applications. Comparatively narrow proportions make Riga particularly suitable for responsive designs, where narrow columns (for example on smartphones) occur. Riga has been carefully ClearType hinted to ensure optimal on-screen performance in all browsers and applications. Since Mac OS ignores font hinting completely, Riga Screen is slightly ligher to gain a more balanced image of text on Apple devices.
(top) and Riga Screen (below) by comparison. Riga Screen is slightly lighter and wider than Riga
to provide better legibility at small sizes. Complex letter forms as the lowercase g has been simplified.
Screen rendering of Riga Screen on Windows (left) and Macintosh (right).
Verdana (top), Lucida Grande (middle) and Riga Screen (bottom) by comparison.
Riga Screen fonts contain various OpenType features, which provide advanced typographic performance and can be accessed by almost all professional layout software.
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.
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.
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.
Riga Screen fonts already include a number of pre-designed diagonal fractions. The fraction feature allows you to create other fractions quickly and easily.
The discretionary ligature feature creates real arrows when you type the combination -> (right arrow), <- (left arrow), -^ (up arrow), ^- (down arrow), <^- (left up arrow), -^> (right up arrow), -^< (right down arrow) and >^- (left down arrow). Discretionary ligatures are off by default in Adobe applications.