Residenz Serif is the older sibling of Residenz Grotesk and follows the same principle: A neutral, but friendly serif family for a wide range of uses — and thanks to various alternates, its character can be individually adapted.
Because in addition to the usual letter shapes, there is a complete alternative set of letters, inspired by handwritten shapes and graffiti. These can be activated manually or in the desired frequency using predefined stylistic sets. The friendly, elegant style can thus be adapted to an experimental, brutalist appearance.
In addition to 6 different weights for the most common uses, you can also choose from 3 optical sizes. These differ in shape, contrast and spacing — so you can use them on huge posters as well as for smaller texts. In addition, expect an extensive character set for almost all Latin languages and helpful opentype features. And if you really want to take it to the extreme, pair it with Residenz Grotesk for maximum contrast!
The core feature of Residenz Serif are the different stylistic presets, mixing in the alternate letters in different frequencies. But of course the usual OpenType features like ligatures, case sensitive forms and various forms of figures are not missing.
Thanks to the coverage of the Latin-Extended-A Unicode range, Residenz Serif supports most modern Latin languages. Actually, containing some additional accented glyphs, you can set text in 215 languages. If you still think your language isn't supported, you can look up the full list below or in the specimen.
Residenz Serif comes with 980 glyphs, covering the Latin Extended-A Unicode Range, a complete set of alternate letters and punctuation and some helpful ligatures.
To get an overview of the full glyph set, all styles, OpenType-Features and text samples you can download the specimen below.
To get a complete overview of all features, the glyph set and range of cuts you can download the specimen. It is designed to work not only for information on screen, but to be printed out to get an impression of appearence in different sizes on paper.