Inknut Antiqua is an Antiqua typeface for literature and long-form text. Approaching the idea of web-publishing as a modern day private press, it is designed to evoke Venetian incunabula and humanist manuscripts, but with the quirks and idiosyncrasies of the kinds of typefaces you find in this artisanal tradition.
It comes with a complement of typographical sorts and OpenType features for the purpose. The proportions of Inknut Antiqua make it well suited for low-resolution screens.
The Inknut (Terminalia Chebula), called »harad« in Hindi, is a nut-like fruit that can be used for ink making and is purported to cure blindness. The tree it grows from is native to the Indian sub-continent and south-east Asia.
The Inknut Antiqua project is led by Claus Eggers Sørensen, a type designer based in Amsterdam. To contribute, see github.com/clauseggers/Inknut-Antiqua
Inknut Antiqua font contains 575 defined characters and 468 unique glyphs. The font contains characters from the following unicode character ranges: Basic Latin (93), Latin-1 Supplement (96), Latin Extended-A (104), Latin Extended-B (6), Spacing Modifier Letters (9), Combining Diacritical Marks (1), Greek and Coptic (4), Devanagari (126), Tibetan (4), Latin Extended Additional (9), General Punctuation (26), Superscripts and Subscripts (17), Currency Symbols (2), Letterlike Symbols (6), Number Forms (22), Arrows (10), Mathematical Operators (14), Geometric Shapes (2), Miscellaneous Symbols (8), Dingbats (3), Alphabetic Presentation Forms (2).
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