Erato follows the structure of french and dutch 17th century types. But instead of being historical, it uses modern formal elements. The simplification of similar formal elements creates a homogeneous and contemporary impression.

Erato comes in six weights and in OpenType format. All weights contain standard and discretional ligatures, small caps, proportional lining figures, tabular lining figures, proportional old style figures, lining old style figures, matching currency symbols, fraction- and scientific numerals.

Erato supports English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Icelandic, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Estlandish, Turkish, Slovac, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Albanian, Croatian, Romanian, Slovenian, … more than 40 languages.