Alternate characters

In typography, alternate characters are variations in the design of a particular letter within the same typeface. Within OpenType fonts, for instance, some fonts include several versions of the same letter to allow a greater creativity of typographic expression. The example below is from the Daphne Script typeface.

Opentype alternate characters

Alternate characters can be very useful in designing headlines or posters. It is, however, best to limit the number of variations that are used in a single project.