Fedra Sans Alt

Design concept

Fedra Sans Alt was born out of curiosity what will happen when all ‘features’ of Fedra Sans would be removed. It relies on a subtler means of construction of typefaces, and hopes that the identity of the typeface can be recognizable through the whole character set, not just a few glyphs which drew all the attention of the viewer.
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All weights of Fedra Sans Alt include eight different kinds of numerals. Default numerals are ranging, or OsF (Old-style proportional Figures) for use in running text. Proportions of text figures are similar to ascenders and descenders of lower case characters. Lining figures for use with capitals letters, because their proportions match the height of caps. Tabular (both Lining and OsF), Superior and Inferior figures, and finally Circled and Circled inverted are available in our OpenType fonts.
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OpenType features

Fedra Sans Alt includes a wealth of advanced OpenType layout features. Read the PDF instructions, or try the OpenType features.


Fedra Sans Alt comes in five weights, each accompanied by Italics and Small Capitals. Italics also include its Small Caps. While Italics are separate font files, Small Caps can be activated as OpenType feature.

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International Typography

Fedra Sans is Typotheque’s most extensive font. Besides the Latin, the font family supports also Armenian, Bengali, Cyrillic, Devanagari, Greek, Hebrew, Inuktitut, Tamil writing scripts, supporting over 2 billion native speakers.

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Fedra Sans Alt was designed in 2004 by Peter Biľak. In 2005 the OpenType Pro version was released with Cyrillic designed by Gayaneh Bagdasaryan. The Greek version was designed by Peter. The fonts are continuously being updated, and current version is its fourth reincarnation.