Bookmania (2011) combines the sturdy elegance of the original Bookman Oldstyle (1901) with the swashy exuberance of the Bookmans of the 1960s. With over 680 swash characters, more than any previous Bookman, the possibilities are endless. The broad range of weights make it great for display use, but it also works well for text. Unlike some Bookman revivals, it retains the original classic sloped roman for the italic. Bookmania includes all the features you would expect in a modern digital font family.
- Five weights: Light, Regular, Semibold, Bold, and Black.
- Matching italics for all weights.
- Matching small caps for all weights.*
- Lining and old style figures (both proportional and tabular).*
- Full “f” ligature set (including many swash variants).*
- 35 optional (discretionary) ligatures.*
- Over 680 swash characters.*
- Alternate characters, such as a Jenson-style lowercase e and unicase caps.*
- Automatic fractions.*
- Automatic ordinals.*
- Extended language support for most Latin-based Western and Central European languages, including all the swash and alternate characters.
* Requires an application with support for OpenType advanced typography, such as Adobe Creative Suite and QuarkXPress. Check your application’s user guide. Important: Many of the swash characters are only accessible in apps that have a “glyph palette” or “character palette”. Check your application’s user guide. OpenType advanced typography is also supported by most modern web browsers through the use of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
Specimens & User Guides
Bookmania Specimen. Complete information with text and display specimens. 24 pages. 1 MB PDF.
The Bookmania Cookbook. User guide showing how to use and access the hundreds of swash and alternate characters in Bookmania. 20 pages. 542 KB PDF.