Fedra Sans Condensed is a space-saving version of Fedra Sans, about 72% narrower than the original version. Because it is also available as a variable font, you can choose any width along the width axis. Fedra Sans reflects the original design brief: it humanises the communicated message and adds simple, informal elegance. An important criterion was to create a typeface that works equally well on paper and on the computer screen. The typeface attempts to reconcile two opposing design approaches: the rigidity of a typeface designed for the computer screen and the flexibility of handwriting.
Fedra Sans Condensed is part of the Typotheque Multiscript font collection, supporting at least nine different writing scripts, and over four billion people worldwide. Typotheque Multiscript are fonts that cover Arabic, Armenian, Cyrillic, Devanagari, Georgian, Greek, Hebrew, Latin and Thai.
Fedra Sans Condensed includes some unusually shaped characters, which became identifiable characteristics of the typeface. It was mainly the prolonged ‘f’, the open ‘6’, ‘9’, ‘b’, ‘P’, and the diamond-shaped dots that have added to the identity of Fedra Sans. The alternative version of Fedra Sans removes those peculiarities as well as a dozen other features for the sake of consistency. Choose one according to how much spark your text needs.
Each weight of Fedra Sans Condensed includes eight different kinds of numerals. Proportional lining figures come as default figures in Fedra Sans. It also, however, includes Old-style figures, Tabular numerals (both Lining and Old-style), superior, inferior, circled and circled inverted numerals. For the running text, old-style figures work best; for capital setting, use lining figures available via OpenType layout features. When you take a licence of this font, you can choose the default numeral variants inside the fonts.
- DesignPeter Biľak (Arabic, Armenian, Greek, Latin, Syllabics)Bahman Eslami (Arabic)Kristyan Sarkis (Arabic)Tatevik Aghababyan (Armenian)Jyotish Sonowal (Bangla)Gayaneh Bagdasaryan (Cyrillic)Alexei Kassian (Cyrillic)Satya Rajpurohit (Devanagari, Tamil)Akaki Razmadze (Georgian)Panagiotis Haratzopoulos (Greek)Michal Sahar (Hebrew)Jonny Pinhorn (Tamil)Ekaluck Peanpanawate (Thai)
- ContributorsTarek Atrissi (Arabic)Nina Botthof (Arabic, Cyrillic, Greek)Ruggero Magrì (Armenian, Cyrillic, Georgian, Greek, Latin, Thai)Igino Marini (Armenian, Cyrillic, Georgian, Greek, Latin)Parimal Parmar (Devanagari)Hitesh Malaviya (Devanagari)Shuchita Grover (Devanagari)
- EngineeringLiang Hai (Armenian, Bangla, Cyrillic, Devanagari, Georgian, Greek, Latin, Tamil)
- Awards100 Best Typefaces of All Time, Granshan 2010, European Design 2009, Excellence Merit at the HKDA Asia Awards 2009
- Tajik (Cyrillic)
- Mordvin (Moksha)
- Azeri (Cyrillic)
- Mordvin (Erzya)
- Kildin Sami
- Greek (modern)
- Greek (classical)
- Irish Gaelic
- Sámi (Northern)
- Sámi (Inari)
- Sámi (Lule)
- Sámi (Southern)
- Azeri (Latin)
- Sanskrit transliteration
- Tagalog (Filipino)
- Crimean Tatar
- Somali (Latin)
- Ndebele (Northern)
- Ndebele (Southern)
- Arabic transliteration
- Seychelles Creole
- Tok Pisin
- Scottish Gaelic
- Old Norse
Single storey `g`
ss08Fedra Sans includes alternative version of the lower case letter ‘g’, including its accented variants.
ss07Fedra Sans includes long and standard version of the lower-case letter ‘f’, which can be controlled via the Stylistic Set.
Alternative capital `Q`
ss10Fedra Sans includes two versions of the capital ‘Q’, which can be controlled via the Stylistic Set feature.
High legibility `i` and `l`
ss09Fedra Sans includes high legibility variants of the ‘i’ and ‘l’ with cursive tails, which are controllable via the Stylistic Set feature.
Traditional form `1`
ss13The default numerals 1 in Fedra Sans has a stylised top part. This stylistic sets uses traditional form.
ss11This stylistic set replaces default ampersand by a cursive form.
ss13Fedra Sans comes in two flavours, Fedra Sans and Fedra Sans Alt. This Stylistic Set switches between them.
Indigenous American ogoneks
ss05In Polish and Lithuanian the ogonek under the vowels ‘a’, ‘e’, ‘u’ is placed to the right of the letters, while indigenous languages such as Navajo prefer to center the ogonek.
$/¢ with vertical
ss12This stylistic set changes currency symbols $ ¢ to add crossing vertical line.
Vertically centered colon
ss12This stylistic set centers the colon. Same behaviour can be triggered by the Contextual Alternative feature, which is automatically applied when colon is followed by a lining numeral or a capital letter.