Planet is a convincing body copy typeface, practical and without affectations. Its round small letters are circular and the curve-endings also follow a circle. The characters h, m, n, u, by way of contrast, have a rather narrow inner-surface and thereby permit a tighter line of letters. Even the upper-case letters require little space. The result is a matter-of-fact, business-like, compact text, to which the surprisingly lively and voluptuous descender of the grotesque g lends a certain charm. The italics are narrower and spaced tightly. In use they create a nice contrast to the wide upright. Good legibility allows them to be used alone perfectly.
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Planet 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.
Planet 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.