As a display font, Bungee is only intended for small bits of text, sometimes even single letters or words. Since an individual letter can play such a big part of a Bungee composition, Bungee comes with alternates that can help you fine-tune the look and feel of your text.
Bungee’s stylistic alternates can be accessed using OpenType Stylistic Sets (ss01-ss20), or via the Glyphs palette in design apps.
Stylistic Set 01: Vertical forms
Activate Bungee’s vertical forms (identical to the vert feature). These forms are better accessed through the vertical text features described above, but this stylistic set can be handy when such tools are not available, or when monowidth letters are required in a non-vertical setting.
Stylistic Set 02: Round forms
Replace diagonal forms of A, M, N, W, X, and Y with deco-inspired alternates with round shapes and vertical sides.
Stylistic Set 03: Round E
Replace forms of E with an decorative alternate with a rounded left side.
Stylistic Set 04: Sans-serif I
Replace the serifed I with an serifless alternate. Note: this is a very narrow character that may result in less-than-ideal vertical setting.
Stylistic Set 05: Sans-serif L
Replace the default form of L with the more conventional form without a vertical serif.
Stylistic Set 06: Alternate ampersand
Replace the default ‘ET’ ampersand with an alternate that resembles a stylized ‘E’ with a vertical stroke.
Stylistic Set 07: Small quotes
Replace the curly apostrophe and matching left quote with smaller, less obtrusive versions.
Stylistic Set 09: John Downer’s recommendations
Sign painter and type designer John Downer warns against vertical type and lettering which includes problematic characters like I, J, L, M, and W, which are unusually narrow or wide. This feature disables those characters.