Fedra Serif Screen

Design concept

Fedra Serif Screen is a multilingual contemporary serif typeface with each style supporting extended Latin, Greek and Cyrillic languages. Fedra Serif Screen is a low-contrast version with short ascenders and descenders intended to work mainly in extremely small sizes.

Fedra Serif Screen in 10pt rendered on Windows XP

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

Screen Optimised

This TrueType version of Fedra Serif 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 Serif Screen has been hinted for the ClearType rasterizer.
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Grey-scale rendering of an unhinted font, at 12 ppem, magnified to 200%

Unhinted (above) and hinted font (below) in greyscale rendering at 12 ppem, magnified to 200%

Grey-scale rendering of an hinted font , at 12 ppem, magnified to 200%

Hinting Type

Fedra Serif Screen has been hinted in horizontal direction for the ClearType rendering.
ClearType hinting

Styles & Numerals

Fedra Serif 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 Serif Screen Bold, while clicking on I changed the fonts to true Italic. The fonts include also small caps, and other OpenType features.

Fedra Serif 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 Serif Screen tabular numerals

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