Fedra Serif Hebrew

Design concept

Fedra Serif is a legibility typeface that works in exceptionally small sizes (from 4pt) as proved in the series of HarperCollins dictionaries, in which over 200 titles were printed using Fedra Sans and Serif. Instead of seeking inspiration in the past, Fedra Serif is a synthetic typeface where aesthetic and tech- nological decisions are linked. Fedra combines seemingly contradictory ways of constructing characters into one harmonious font. Its humanistic roots (the rhythm of the handwriting) is balanced with rational drawing (a coarse computer-screen grid).

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OpenType features

Fedra Serif includes a wealth of advanced OpenType layout features, Latin small caps that integrate well with Hebrew type, as they share the veritical height, ans also a separate style of numerals that is useful for Hebrew of Latin small caps. For more information download the PDF instructions, or go to features section.

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Secondary Style

Traditionally, Hebrew printed typography doesn't have a notion of “Italic”, a concept linked with the evolution of the Latin alphabet. Hebrew, however, when written by hand used cursive forms taught at schools simultaneously from when children start to read, the informal style hasn’t integrated into printed typography. Fedra Hebrew contains a unique cursive styles that allow emphasising key points in a printed text, or when quoting a text, giving Hebrew designers the same possibilities as Western typographers have. More about the Hebrew secondary styles▸

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International Typography

Fedra Serif is a multilingual contemporary serif typeface with each style supporting hundreds of languages. Typotheque OpenType Pro fonts support all European languages, covering Latin-based (Western, Central and Eastern European, Baltic, Turkish), Cyrillic-based, and Greek-based languages, a separate Arabic version is also available.

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Authors

Fedra Serif was designed in 2003 by Peter Biľak. In 2017 the Hebrew version was released designed by Michal Sahar. In 2015, Fedra Serif Hebrew, received an award at the Granshan non-Latin type competition.

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