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FAQ: useful answers to all sorts of questions you might have

OpenType features

While OpenType features are most visibly used for fancy ligatures and clever icon effects, there are also very subtle and useful tricks available to the type user. In all TTC fonts, the bare minimum is smart replacement of local variants of specific glyphs. For example, the Catalan ‘punt volat’ (L·L) or the Romanian and Moldavian variant of the S with cedilla. This also includes the Dutch IJ with acutes.

Catalan
The Catalan punt volat is supposed to fit neatly in the space between the two l’s. This sample shows the adjustment made.
Romanian/Moldavian
In Romanian, among others, the cedilla under certain characters should actually be a comma.
Dutch
The Dutch IJ is a proper diphthong, and so in spelling rules, the acute used for emphasis should be above both the letters.

In more stylistic terms, Tiny Type fonts avoid obvious clashes between letters like į and j. It may seem like a small thing, but with big fonts like mine, you’ll notice. ‘Contextual alternates’ provide for this sort of thing.

For opposite cases, where certain letters need adjustment to fit together better, the kerning sets in. Please always use ‘Metrics’ kerning in your font picker – I designed that as intentionally as the rest of the fonts.

Avoiding clashes
Kerning

Language support

It is my intention with the Tiny Type Co. to support almost every language that, because of whatever reason, uses Latin as their primary script. As of writing, this covers over 200 languages. Using the OpenType features ‘Mark-to-Base’ and ‘Mark-to-Mark’, it is possible to compose an even wider range of characters.

Languages

  • Abenaki
  • Afaan Oromo
  • Afar
  • Afrikaans
  • Ajië
  • Albanian
  • Aleut
  • Anuta
  • Apache
  • Aragonese
  • Aranese
  • Aromanian
  • Arvanitic (Latin)
  • Asturias
  • Aymara
  • Azeri
  • Basque
  • Belarusian (Latin)
  • Bergamasque
  • Bikol
  • Bislama
  • Bosnian
  • Breton
  • Cape Verdean Creole
  • Catalan
  • Chamorro
  • Chichewa
  • Cimbrian
  • Cofán
  • Cornish
  • Corsican
  • Creek
  • Crimean Tatar
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dawan
  • Delaware languages
  • Dholuo
  • Drehu
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Esperanto
  • Estonian
  • Evenki
  • Faroese
  • Fijian
  • Filipino
  • Finnish
  • Folkspraak
  • French
  • Frisian
  • Friulian
  • Gagauz
  • Galician
  • Genoese
  • German
  • Gikuyu
  • Gilbertese
  • Greenlandic (Legacy and modern)
  • Guadeloupean Creole
  • Gwich’in
  • Haitian Creole
  • Hawaiʻian
  • Hiligaynon
  • Hopi
  • Hupa
  • Icelandic
  • Ido
  • Ilocano
  • Indonesian
  • Ingrian
  • Interglossa
  • Interlingua
  • Irish Gaelic
  • Istro-Romanian
  • Italian
  • Jamaican
  • Javanese
  • Jèrriais
  • Kala Lagaw Ya
  • Kapampangan
  • Kaqchikel
  • Karakalpak
  • Karelian
  • Kashubian
  • Kazakh (Latin)
  • Kinyarwanda
  • Kirundi
  • Kurdish (Kurmanji)
  • Kven
  • Ladin
  • Latgalian (Latin)
  • Latin
  • Latino sine Flexione
  • Latvian
  • Ligurian
  • Lithuanian
  • Lojban
  • Lombard
  • Ludic
  • Luxembourgish
  • Makhuwa
  • Malagasy
  • Malay
  • Maltese
  • Manx Gaelic
  • Maori
  • Marquesan (Northern and Southern)
  • Marshallese
  • Meänkieli
  • Megleno-Romanian
  • Meriam Mìr
  • Milanese
  • Mirandese
  • Mohawk
  • Moldovan (Latin)
  • Montenegrin
  • Murrinh-Patha
  • Nagamese Creole
  • Nahuatl
  • Nauruan
  • Ndebele (Southern and Northern)
  • Neapolitan
  • Ngiyambaa
  • Niuean
  • Norman
  • Norwegian
  • Novial
  • Nyungar
  • Occidental
  • Occitan
  • Old English
  • Old Icelandic
  • Oshiwambo
  • Palauan
  • Papiamento
  • Picard
  • Piedmontese
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Potawatomi
  • Q’eqchi’
  • Quechua
  • Rarotongan
  • Romance (+ Rhaeto-Romance)
  • Romanian
  • Romansh
  • Romany
  • Rotokas
  • Inari Sami
  • Lule Sami
  • Northern Sami
  • Southern Sami
  • Ume Sami
  • Pite Sami
  • Samoan
  • Samogitian
  • Sango
  • Sardinian
  • Scottish Gaelic
  • Serbian
  • Seychellois Creole
  • Shawnee
  • Shona
  • Sicilian
  • Silesian
  • Slovak
  • Slovenian
  • Slovio
  • Somali (Latin)
  • Sorbian (Upper and Lower)
  • Sotho (Northern and Southern)
  • Spanish
  • Sranan
  • Sundanese (Latin)
  • Swahili
  • Swazi
  • Swedish
  • Tahitian
  • Tatar (Modern)
  • Tetum
  • Tłı̨chǫ (Dogrib)
  • Tok Pisin
  • Tokelauan
  • Tongan
  • Tshiluba
  • Tsonga
  • Tswana
  • Tumbuka
  • Turkish
  • Turkmen (Latin)
  • Tuvaluan
  • Tzotzil
  • Ugric
  • Uzbek (Latin)
  • Venetian
  • Veps
  • Vilamovian
  • Võro/Seto
  • Wallisian
  • Walloon
  • Waray-Waray
  • Warlpiri
  • Wayuu
  • Welsh
  • Wik-Mungkan
  • Wiradjuri
  • Xârâcùù
  • Xavante
  • Xhosa
  • Yapese
  • Yiddish romanization
  • Yindjibarndi
  • Yup’ik
  • Zazaki
  • Zulu
  • Zuni

File formats

Every Tiny Type font is a cross-platform OpenType file (.otf), and is for desktop, application and e-book use. Coming in 2017: Web use is provided with appropriate WOFF and EOT files. Together, they cover a broad range of modern web browsers. Recommended CSS and server instructions will be included in the package. The web fonts will be a free update for every customer.