Fedra Sans Screen

Design concept

Fedra Sans Screen was designed to work equally well on paper and on the computer screen. A contemporary sans serif typeface developed for visual identities, designed to work equally well on paper and on the computer screen. Exceptionally readable in small point sizes and exceptionally elegant at larger ones.

Fedra Sans Screen in 10pt rendered on Windows XP

Fedra Sans Screen in 10pt rendered on Windows XP without ClearType (default XP settings)

Screen Optimised

This TrueType version of Fedra Sans has been specially engineered and optimised for exceptional readability on the computer monitor. This small family of four weights combines art, craft and engineering to achieve crystal-clear results on-screen using a system of ‘hinting instructions’. Fedra Sans Screen has been hinted both for the ClearType and greyscale rasterizer, ensuring that the fonts work well on both LCD and CRT monitors.
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Grey-scale rendering of an unhinted font, at 10 ppem, magnified to 200%

Grey-scale rendering of an hinted font , at 10 ppem, magnified to 200%

Unhinted (above) and hinted font (below) in greyscale rendering at 10 ppem, magnified to 200%

Hinting Type

Fedra Sans Screen has been hinted in both directions (Horizontal & Vertical) for the Grey-scale and ClearType rendering.
Grey-Scale hinting  ClearType hinting

Styles & Numerals

Fedra Sans Screen comes in two weights, each accompanied by true Italics. The font weights are style linked, so clicking B in Microsoft Word switches to Fedra Sans Screen Bold, while clicking on I changed the fonts to true Italic. Because the fonts were optimised for office environment, they do not contain OpenType features that are standard for other Typotheque fonts.

Fedra Sans Screen includes Tabular numerals, so the figures line up vertically when set in tables. Tabular numerals are those where each numeral has the same character width.

Fedra Sans Screen tabular numerals

Fedra Sans Screen comes with tabular numerals, ideal for setting tables where numbers need to be aligned vertically. The width of all numerals, across four fonts, are the same.

Great for Websites

Fedra Sans Screen looks great in any browser, any operating system, even older versions of Windows. Check it out yourself in Typotheque Webfont specimen.

Authors

Fedra Sans was designed in 2001 by Peter Biľak. Between 2003 and 2010, Ivo Biľak has meticulously hand-hinted the fonts.