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Duende font – a beautiful script with swashy details

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The Hand-lettered Duende font expresses cheerful spontaneity with swashy details and playful movement of the baseline. Rich with alternate glyphs and swash elements, both fonts also have smart crossbars, alternate consecutive characters and expanded lowercase t crossbars when OpenType features Ligatures and Contextual Alternates are enabled. Other features include case-sensitive quotes and smart apostrophes.

Alternate characters
Duende has an alternate for every capital letter and multiple alternate options for the lowercase including swashy terminal characters and non-connecting alternates. Also included are a few clip-on swash elements that can be used to create initial and terminal forms.

Smart crossbars
Duende uses smart crossbars for common situations, unifying Af, Aft, At, Att, Aff, tt and ff with a single crossbar when the OpenType Ligature feature in on.

Smart consecutive characters
The Ligature feature also ensures subtle baseline variation when two lowercase characters are keyed twice in a row.

Contextual t crossbars
Enable Contextual Alternates in your OpenType menu and Duende uses bigger f and t crossbars as the surrounding characters allow.

Discretionary ligatures
Enable Discretionary Ligatures for lowercase o connections.

Custom crossbars
You can also make your own lowercase f and t to fit any situation combining one of the included crossbars and non-crossbar f or t characters (available as ‘Alternates for Current Selection’ when f or t is selected). Just select the crossbar you want from the glyph table as a separate text element and move it anywhere. Also included are ten tt ligatures with crossbars and one without. Duende also has a few other swashy things that can be used to cross the lowercase f and t.

Custom capitals
Customize alternate capitals U, V, W, X and Y with any one of the swash options available in the glyph table for those characters.


Duende font is designed by Stephen Miggas for Aerotype. Follow the links to see more of their awesome work:


Supported languages: Albanian, Basque, Belarusian, Bosnian, Breton, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, Frisian, Galician, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Lithuanian, Malagasy, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Welsh

Designer: Stephen Miggas
Publisher: Aerotype



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