After designing a Devanagari companion of Fedra Sans in 2007, Typotheque has worked with ITF to cover other Indian writing scripts, to extend the language coverage of Fedra Sans. Fedra Sans Tamil is a Tamil (தமிழ்) version of Fedra Sans. Originally developed for visual identities, it works well on paper and computer screen. Tamil is one of the longest-surviving classical languages in the world, official language of Sri Lanka, Singapore, and India with over 70 million speakers, 20th most widely used writing system in the world.
Fedra Sans is Typotheque’s most extensive font. Besides the Tamil, the font family supports also Arabic, Armenian, Bengali, Cyrillic, Devanagari, Greek, Hebrew, Inuktitut writing scripts, supporting over 2 billion native speakers.
All weights of Fedra Sans Tamil include three different kinds of numerals. Default numerals are proportional lining figures. Special Tamil numerals are included, as well as two different sets of Hindu-Arabic numerals. The thinner version is intended for the combinations with the Indic scripts, and thicker stroke version for combining numbers with the Latin based languages.
Fedra Sans was designed by Peter Bilak in 2001. This Tamil version was published in 2016, designed by Jonny Pinhorn at the ITF, supervised by Satya Rajpurohit.