Faber Serif is the Roman typeface which was born out of the sans serif design Faber Sans. The proportions are nearly identical to those of Faber Sans.
In comparison, Faber Serif has heavy — although very short — serifs. The character of contrasting strokes is not very pronounced; therefore, this font is closely related to the first Roman typefaces from the 15th century. The Kursiv (Italic) also has very reserved serifs, which are quite appealing to modern reading habits.
Several OpenType-Features are included in Faber Sans, which can be turned on and off as required:
• Stylistic Alternates: replaces the letters a, g, l by the alternate glyph, also in ligatures.
• Ligatures: replaces the letter combinations fi, fl, ff, ffi, ffl, ft, tt, Th with the corresponding ligature.
• Discretionary Ligatures: replaces ch, ck, mm with the appropriate ligature and SS with capital-ß.
• Tabular Figures: replaces proportional standard figures with tabular non-proportional figures.
• Medieval Figures: replaces standard figures with medieval figures, which have ascenders and descenders like the lowercase letters.
• Fractions: replaces the glyph combinations 1/2, 1/3, 1/4 etc. with the according fractions.
• Slashed Zero: replaces the normal »open« 0 with a slashed zero.
• Small Caps: replaces uppercase letters with small capitals at the optical height of x.
• Historical Forms: replaces s with „long s“.
• Stylistic Set 1: replaces the numbers 1 through 20 with circled numbers.
• Stylistic Set 2: replaces the standard figures 1 through 20 with negative circled numbers.
• Stylistic Set 3: replaces the »two-story« a with the »round« alternate.
• Stylistic Set 4: replaces the »straight« l with the alternate form »with a hook«.
• Stylistic Set 5: replaces the »two-story« g with the »round« alternate
Faber Serif perfectly matches with Faber Sans!