Basta



Basta utilises soft contours to somewhat relieve the austerity of sharply cut roman typefaces. The upper case letters, for example, are rounded from the shoulders to the front strokes. The soft flow of the lines is supported by the manner in which the heaviness of the »e« and »c« is shifted almost into the horizontal. Thanks to the gentle serif endings, the lines do not move as if between tracks. It is impressive how little space is required to achieve effortless readability. Short ascenders and descenders enable smaller line spacing. Basta is therefore particularly well suited to narrow columns of text.



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Basta fonts are available in OpenType Basic (no features) and OpenType Expert (features included). OpenType features provide advanced typographic performance and can be accessed by almost all professional layout software.

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Ligatures
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.


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Ordinals
This feature replaces default alphabetic glyphs with the corresponding ordinal forms.


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Lining Figures
Basta Expert fonts contain various styles of numerals within each font. Proportional Oldstyle Figures come standard. The Proportional Lining Figures feature changes standard figures to lining figures with ascenders and descenders.


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Tabular Figures
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.


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Arbitrary Fractions
All fonts already include a number of pre-designed diagonal fractions. The fraction feature allows you to create other fractions quickly and easily.


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Superscript / superiors
Replaces all figures with their superior alternates, which can be used for footnotes, formulas, etc.


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Subscript / inferiors
Replaces all figures with their inferior alternates, used primarily for mathematical or chemical notation.


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Language Support
Correct typographical glyphs e.g. in Romanian (commaaccent replaces cedilla) and Turkish (dotaccent on the small caps lower case i).