Essenz is a neo-classical roman, which does not, however, emulate an historical form. Its originality is shown in many details. The serifs have a lively form and flow softly into the supporting strokes. Rational symmetry is avoided. The figures are open, but stand close together. There are two types of numerical digits, but unfortunately no small capitals as yet. It is intended for typographical tasks for which casual solutions are not sufficient.
Essenz 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.
Essenz Expert fonts come with proportional lining figures with varying widths and kerning. Oldstyle and tabular figures are available via features. The space glyph measures exactly half of the width of tabular figures, therefore it can easily be used for spaces in tabular composition.
|Proportional Lining Figures|
|Tabular Lining Figures|
|Proportional Oldstyle Figures|
|Tabular Oldstyle Figures|
Numerals separated by a slash will be replaced automatically by real fractions.
Standard figures will be replaced by superior figures.
Standard figures will be replaced by inferior figures.
Correct typographical glyphs e.g. in Romanian (commaaccent replaces cedilla) and Turkish (dotaccent on the small caps lower case i).
The typographic layout features can be accessed via the Opentype palette (Illustrator) or the Character palette (InDesign and QuarkXpress). All glyphs available with the font can be seen in the Glyph palette.