Unlike most previously designed Blackletter typefaces, Quadrata does not imitate a historical wooden or metal Textura font, but rather the handwriting style that came before.
OpenType features make it possible for the letters to change form in context. The aim of Quadrata is to reproduce the Textura Quadrata hand more faithfully than ever by utilizing the technological advance that happened since first Blackletter fonts were designed and crafted back in the 15th century. Therefore, scribal ligatures can be achieved automatically without manual composition.
Besides an accurate digitization of the Textura Hand, Quadrata also includes an imitated Blackletter Cyrillic, Greek and Armenian.