Most Lanston TrueType and Postscript fonts include all glyphs for the ASCII character set and accented characters for languages such as French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch and Scandinavian languages. The Lanston fonts also include special ligatures as originally designed in the Lanston fonts. Ligatures such as ffi, ffl, ct & st are included along with other extras when appropriate. Character placement is noted in the text files included with the fonts. General reference for extended character set access can be found in this PDF file:
P22 & Lanston's OpenType fonts combine features of multiple-fonts (also available as multi-font sets in TrueType and PostScript formats) into one cross platform font file. The features will vary slightly from font to font, but in general will contain such additional typographic enhancements such as ligatures, multiple types of figures (oldstyle and lining), Small Caps, Swash and other alternate characters as well as Unicode Full Central European character sets for languages such as: Polish, Czech, Icelandic, Turkish, Hungarian, Croatian, Lithuanian and other roman based Slavic languages. Programs such as Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator take advantage of OpenType features. The Glyph palette in InDesign also allows the full set of Characters to be seen an accessed without typing the key combinations.
Contemporary letterpress printers have adapted to the digital age digital as a companion to hand-set and machine set metal type via photopolymer printing. Photopolymer allows any computer designed file to be "cast" as a relief plate and printed with great accuracy and definition. One of the issues with letterpress printing is the accommodation for a slight bit of "ink gain" which in many digital fonts, is already "weighted up". The added weight of some digital fonts becomes even heavier when printed via letterpress. The Lanston fonts are optimal for photopolymer letterpress printers because they have been accurately digitized from the original metal patterns and type specimens from the Lanston Monotype Company. For more information about Photopolymer printing see: