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ktinkel
08-08-2005, 08:13 AM
News of an expansive new OpenType font from type designer Peter Bil’ak (of Dot Dot Dot magazine). You can see the font, designed for both print and web use, at his Typotheque (http://www.typotheque.com/fedra_sans) site.

FEDRA SANS PRO, a multilingual OpenType family covering over 70 languages including Greek polytonic and Cyrillic based languages (with their small caps). A PDF specimen (http://www.typotheque.com/data/specimens/pdf/FedraSansPro.pdf) is available so you can see how Fedra Sans looks in Maltese, Greek, Russian, Ukrainian, or more exotic languages such as Balkar or Kabardian. Included are sample files presenting all the weights and four sizes of the font, in all suppported languages (more than 10,000 Fedra Sans images).

Also shown at the site is Fedra Sans Alt (http://www.typotheque.com/fedra_sans_alt/).

“These OpenType fonts are available in two different character sets: Pro (1.669 glyphs per font) and Std (1.034 glyphs per font). Both sets offer advanced typographic features (Fractions, Superior Inferior letters and numbers, Case-sensitive forms, Small capitals, 6 different styles of numerals, Standard ligatures, Discretionary ligatures, Ornaments, Localized forms, etc.) Fedra Sans Std supports all Latin-based European languages, and in addition to this Fedra Sans Pro supports also Greek and Cyrillic.”

There is much more at the site, including articles on type, typography, graphic design, and more by many writers, and a shop with books and t-shirts.

fhaber
08-08-2005, 08:58 AM
Apropos of nothing at all, I now have my ideal webhosting stress test - a font site with samples. I have a *fast* connection, and the first load of any page from that site looks like stop-motion of someone's son building a complete replica of Downtown Manhattan in Leggos.

ktinkel
08-08-2005, 09:55 AM
Apropos of nothing at all, I now have my ideal webhosting stress test - a font site with samples. I have a *fast* connection, and the first load of any page from that site looks like stop-motion of someone's son building a complete replica of Downtown Manhattan in Leggos.I know what you mean. He uses lots of little images for navigation, I see; and perhaps does not have a fast server.

Or who knows what? I seem to have become immune to that sort of twiddling — spend too much time looking at fonts, probably! <g>