Technical Info

1 – FONT FORMATS
2 – WEB EMBBEDING
3 – NON-EDITABLE EMBEDDING
4 – OPENTYPE FEATURES – HOW TO USE IN INDESIGN
5 – SUPPORTED LANGUAGES / UNICODE RANGES
6 – CUSTOMISED FONTS

1 – FONT FORMATS


All fonts come in PostScript-flavoured OpenType format (file suffix .otf). It is cross-platform compatible and may be used on either Macintosh or Windows systems, there is no difference anymore between fonts for Mac and Windows in OpenType. It is the current, professional-standard font format that has succeeded the Postscript and TrueType formats.

– works on any platform that supports OpenType (Mac & Win)
– advanced typographic features (context-sensitive and user-selectable features)
– multiple languages and script systems in a single font file (possibility for including additional language support in a single font, e.g. Central European accents).
– only one font file (older formats use to split outlines, metrics & kerning over multiple files).

Make sure the system your computer is running on supports the OpenType format, native support for OpenType fonts is provided in all versions of Mac OS X and Windows 2000, XP, or later. To find out more about all questions relating to OpentType please visit the official website of OpenType.

2 – WEB EMBBEDING of EuropaType Font Software


We are sorry, but at the moment Font Software for web embedding is not provided by EuropaType. We hope to be able to provide solutions for use of our Font Software on websites soon. Until then it is not allowed to use or convert EuropaType Font Software for any web embedding via HTML/Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), EOT @font-face, OTF/TTF @font-face, sIFR, js.typeface, WEFT, Cufon or similar solutions not mentioned without written permission by EuropaType. We have to take legal steps if you do embed EuropaType Font Software without permission. If you are interested in using EuropaType Font Software for web embedding please write a request and we will keep you up to date. Thank you for your patience.

3 – NON-EDITABLE EMBEDDING of EuropaType Font Software


The User Licence permits embedding of the Font Software into non-editable files for output only. Read more about this topic in the EuropaType End User Licence Agreement (EULA).

4 – OPENTYPE FEATURES – HOW TO USE IN INDESIGN


ADDITIONAL GLYPHS
– Arrows, check boxes, numero symbol etc. can be found in the Glyph Window.

CONTEXTUAL ALTERNATES
– e.g. for lowercase letters a, á, à, â, ä, ã, å

InDesign – Paragraph-/Character Styles – OpenType Features – Contextual Alternates
Please note: If applying a certain tracking to text (value higher than 22), InDesign on purpose switches off Ligature Substitution as well as the Contextual Alternates function due to a special setting of InDesign. Recent versions of Indesign may behave differently.

PROPORTIONAL LINING FIGURES
– Standard format, will appear automatically.

PROPORTIONAL OLDSTYLE FIGURES
InDesign – Paragraph-/Character Styles – OpenType Features – Proportional Oldstyle figures

TABULAR LINING FIGURES
InDesign – Paragraph-/Character Styles – OpenType Features – Tabular Lining figures

TABULAR OLDSTYLE FIGURES
InDesign – Paragraph-/Character Styles – OpenType Features – Tabular Oldstyle figures

5 – SUPPORTED LANGUAGES / UNICODE RANGES


The OpenType format supports Unicode, a computing industry standard for the consistent encoding, representation and handling of text expressed in most of the world's writing systems. Please check the Font Software for its Unicode range before purchasing.

LATIN-1 SUPPLEMENT
This unicode range covers only western European languages.
– 1252 Latin 1 (Western Europe)
– 1250 Latin 2 (Eastern Europe)

LATIN EXTENDED-A
This unicode range supports many languages and covers a huge geographical region, including Europe (except for Greece), North and South America, large parts of Africa and some areas in Asia. It covers most European Latin letters missing from Latin-1 Supplement. When combined with Latin-1 Supplement the LATIN EXTENDED-A Unicode range lets you write Afrikaans, Basque, Breton, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Esperanto, Estonian, French, Frisian, Greenlandic, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Provençal, Rhaeto-Romanic, Romanian, Romany, Sami, Slovak, Slovenian, Sorbian, Turkish and Welsh.
– 1252 Latin 1 (Western Europe)
– 1250 Latin 2 (Eastern Europe)

6 – CUSTOMISED FONTS


If you miss a glyph for your specific application (e.g. a monetary symbol) please contact us to get your customised version.