Superfamilies

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Superfamilies?

What are some of the biggest superfamilies?
I think Trivia must hold the record.

I'm curious about type designers workflow in regards to complete type families that range from the extremes of Hairline/Thin to ExtraBold/Black, including italics.

The reason I ask is that I understand it comes down to individual preferences, but I'm wondering if there is a standard that carries over through everyones process.

I'm most comfortable starting with a 'Regular' weight and then moving towards either light or bold extremes and with FontLab Studios limitations using Multiple Masters it seems it would be best to develop either extreme first then generate instances in between.

I also understand that external tools such as Superpolator can help develop styles beyond the limitations of developing weights with FontLab Studio alone.

Indices : Typefaces : Superfamilies

Examples of Superfamilies or Suites

Listed in alphabetical order

Aaux Pro
FF Absara
Agilita
Alinea
Anselm
Anziano*
Arnhem
Beorcana*
Californian*
Comenia
FP Dancer
Delicato
DTL Documenta
FF Eureka
Expo
Farnham
Fedra
FF Fontesque
Freight
Fresco
Galliard
DTL Haarlemmer
Hebdo
Karmina
Legacy
FF Legato*
Leitura
Mercury*
FF Meta
Meno
Miller*
FF Milo
Minion*
Modern Suite
Monitor
FF Nexus
Officina
Organon
Panoptica
Parry
FF Quadraat
Relato
Requiem*
Rotis
Satero
FF Scala
Stone
Tarocco
Thesis
Versa
Vista
FF Zwo

*Do these belong in this listing as we've defined superfamily?

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