The Hoofer Mega-Family of 28 fonts can be divided into three sub-families:
Hoofer Brush: An eclectic group of five fonts. These are mainly joined scripts.
Hoofer Line: Seven mono-line scripts with joined letters in a number of weights, widths and styles.
Hoofer Sans: Sixteen casual, Sans-Serif fonts. They are very readable and in a variety of weights & styles
The mood of the Hoofer mega-family is light and flexible, slightly retro, casual and readable. It combines script and many sans-serif styles with ornaments into one Mega-Family. The different styles of the Hoofer Mega-family have been chosen to work together and to harmonize in a pleasing way.
The Brush Sub-Family is designed for titling, packaging and display purposes.
The Line Sub-Family can also be used for titling, packaging and display, however, it is less “showy”, and conveys an air of informality.
The Sans Sub-Family is designed to shine as sub-heads and as body text. The wide range of Hoofline styles gives you, the designer, great flexibility in creating just the mood or impression that you want.
Most of the fonts can use one or more OpenType Features. These can be accessed in a number of ways. The reason for this is that the major software producers provide different (and often conflicting) ways of accessing OpenType Features. In some cases such software manufacturers provide NO way of accessing certain OpenType Features. We have tried to remedy this by providing a highly flexible family of fonts.
OpenType features that Hoofer makes use of are: Swashes (Word-Begin and Word-End Features); Alternate Numerals; and True Small Caps.
Ornaments: In addition the Hoofer family has a font containing 94 ornaments.
You can access two sets of figures (numbers) in Hoofer Sans fonts. Both sets are tabular and lining but they differ in the height (but not the width) of the figures. The height of the alternate figures has been chosen so that they are compatible with the small caps. However, these alternate figures are available in ALL Hoofer Sans fonts, whether they feature small cap fonts or not.
Hoofer has all the features usually included in a fully professional font. Language support includes all European character sets, Greek symbols and all punctuation. Opentype features include automatic replacement of some characters and discretionary replacement of stylistic alternatives.