FF Atma Serif is a serif text family offering designers small caps in three different sizes, along with corresponding figures and punctuation. The design is rather timeless, with neoclassical qualities like vertical stress, but with less contrast and greater legibility than most “modern” typefaces – e. g., those based on the work of Bodoni, Didot, Fournier, or Walbaum.
The three sizes of small caps are “Quarter Caps,” “Medium Caps,” and “Small Caps.” These various sizes offer unique typesetting possibilities. The Mid Caps are useful for acronyms, or where the standard x-height Small Caps do not provide enough contrast. Quarter Caps may be used in place of Mid Caps at the user’s preference, or in titling situations where the temptation might otherwise be to scale down the full capitals by 75-90%.
In addition to full capital height and small cap height lining figures, FF Atma Serif also includes tabular figures for setting columns of numbers. All of the tabular figures for a given weight are of the same width for all roman and italic fonts, including the various sizes of small caps.
The name “Atma” is Kahouli for “mental clarity.”
FF Atma Serif supports 101 different languages such as Spanish, English, Portuguese, German and French in Latin scripts. (Please note that not all languages are available for all formats.)