This quirky serif font is mainly meant for display settings and smaller sections of text. It is especially characterized by a wide variety of ligatures—aside from the traditional ones, its main strength lies in the whimsical discretionary ligatures.
Designed by Nikola Kostić.
Of all the things in this world that man has invented, nothing can compare to the alphabet. To be able to send to a friend or acquaintance, far away somewhere in the wide world, one’s thoughts on a piece of paper: to be able to read what others wrote two thousand years ago and to be able to write something that others will be able to read several thousand years later; that is a science almost transcending the bounds of the human mind, and one can say that whoever first invented it, was more God than man. The alphabet has opened the road to the human mind, enabling it to approach God to the limits of its possibilities. It was invented some four thousand years ago, and after its difficult and strange development it has become so easy that today there is no easier skill, and has spread so much in the world that at present in Europe there are peoples among whom there is no one who cannot read and write.
Oldstyle figures are included in the set. We like to use them because they do not disturb the visual flow of a long text like lining figures do.
Stylistic alternates were made for capital letters B, D, J and Z.
There is a set of 20 standard ligatures in each of the 6 fonts, which are turned on automatically in OT supported programs.
Battlefin has 14 discretionary ligatures which can be turned on via the OT feature. Aside from traditional CT and ST ligatures, there are also playful connections between gi, gh, gt, gv, gy, kv, ky, ry, sp, sty, ry and vi (iv—in italic).