Nautinger is inspired by rather new, humanist slab serif typefaces like by Peter Matthias Noordzij or TheSerif by Lucas de Groot, with the claim to appear classic and natural. It merges high readability of it’s subtle charakteristic style and the stability of contemporary low-contrast type design.
The whole Nautinger type family consists of ten weights to ensure a wide applicability. It suits titling or display use as well as body text and accentuations up to smaller font sizes.
Before digitalizing there was an intense period of sketching to define the characters’ shape by hand.
Low contrast plus a high x-height and short descenders give Nautinger an extra sturdyness. Significant attributes of Nautinger are the bracketed serifs that are slightly tapered and the lowercase letters that combine obtuse-angled run-ins with those that flow smoother from the stems.
Beside decorative ligatures there are also handsome ligatures to improve critical kerning pairs.
Just like the ligatures, the switch from old style tu lining numerals is automated in an OpenType feature.
The character set of Nautinger cover the west-, east- and middleeuropean, plus the scandinavian, baltic und turkish linguistic area (Latin-1, -2, -3, -4, -5, -6, -7, -9, -10). Furthermore the font includes numerous ligatures, lining an old style figures, currency symbols, mathematical characters, arrows, symbols, and stylistic alternates.