Houston Pen replicates the handwriting of Sam Houston, perhaps the most famous Texan, in letters dating from the 1830s to the late-1850s. Houston's handwriting was fairly large and had a distinctive flourish without being overly flowery; as do most people's, it also changed a bit as he aged. This typeface attempts to capture the essential elements of Houston's fine, legible longhand. Houston Pen has a single, medium-light weight and full character set, including several alternate letterforms and common (English) words. Additional features in the OpenType release include standard and discretionary ligatures, true fractions, lining and tabular figures, and support for Central and Eastern European languages.