User Guides

The Anatomy of a User Guide

A User Guide (available for preview prior to purchasing a license and included in your download) is the best way to preview everything that's included in a typeface. From OpenType features, swashes, alternates, language support, technical details and more, the User Guide dives into the complete details of what you can expect to find, along with ideas and examples of how to use various features of the fonts.

For five years now, Erica-May Chan—a graphic designer with exceptional typographic sensibilities and a keen eye for details— has been engineering and designing these thoughtfully detailed guides. Let's take a closer look at what's inside…


The guides start by providing useful information about installing and using fonts, licensing and technical support. You may also find these answers on the FAQs page or by contacting us


Next, a description and story about the typeface is included along with a page of technical specifications…


Along with a specimen showing the font or collection in use…


Then you'll find my favorite part of the guide; specimens showing off various OpenType features; swashes and/or alternates; where those items are used in the specimen; and where you can find them…


Finally, you'll see pages where you can see a virtual index of the font's extras—swashes, alternates, ligatures, ornaments and more!