Halte is a blocky typeface family inspired by the tram and bus stop signage found around Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. Halte reconciles quirky vernacular with the practical requirements of strong signage typefaces for medium and large texts.PDF Specimen
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Halte is a display typeface family inspired by the tram and bus stop signage found around Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. The origin of the signs and their unique, idiosyncratic forms remains unclear despite extensive research, but Halte reconciles their quirky vernacular with the practical requirements of strong signage typefaces for medium and large texts. It is condensed and blocky, but also includes delicate curves that make it both charming and commanding.
Unconventional Transportation Typeface
Halte was originally designed for the wayfinding signage purposes, a category of highly functional typefaces with shapes driven by conventions. The original typeface is, however, bold and daring: while the weight and width are somewhat standard, the letterforms have rather more personality than might be expected for such a utilitarian function. One of the main design characteristics of the typeface is the combination of different stroke terminals, some very open and some closed, a feature that makes Halte instantly identifiable, while not compromising any of its functionality.
Pictograms and symbols
Halte also includes modifiable pictograms related to its origins in transportation signage, icons of trams, buses, arrows, manicules and more.
Each weight of Halte includes nine different kinds of numerals. Proportional lining figures come as default figures in Halte. It also, however, includes old-style figures, tabular numerals (both lining and old-style), small caps numerals, superior, inferior, circled and circled inverted numerals. For the running text, old-style figures work best; for use in capital setting, use lining figures, and for small caps, choose the specially designed Small Caps numerals applicable via OpenType layout features. When you take a licence for this font, you can choose the default numeral variants inside the fonts.
- Irish Gaelic
- Sámi (Northern)
- Sámi (Inari)
- Sámi (Lule)
- Sámi (Southern)
- Azeri (Latin)
- Sanskrit transliteration
- Tagalog (Filipino)
- Crimean Tatar
- Somali (Latin)
- Ndebele (Northern)
- Ndebele (Southern)
- Arabic transliteration
- Seychelles Creole
- Tok Pisin
- Scottish Gaelic
- Old Norse
Standard capital `S`
ss03Halte includes a peculiar ‘S/s’ (which we call mullet-style). You cna replace it with a standard versions.
ss02Replace the seriffed ‘I’ and its accented versions with a simple version.
Alternative capital `G`
ss01Halte includes an alternate, simplified capital ‘G’ with and its accented versions.
Alternative lower-case `u`
ss04The default ‘u’ in Halte has a geometric form. This stylistic set replaces it for traditional printed version.
Serifless numeral `1`
ss05This stylistic set replaces the default numeral ‘1’ with a serif on at the base by the alternative form of the number without the serif.
Closed numeral `6/9`
ss06This stylistic set replaces the open version of the 6 and 9 by the alternative form of the numeral with closed forms.
smcpMost Typotheque fonts implement the Small Caps feature. In Adobe applications you can replace lower case letters with small caps using the keyboard shortcut (⌘ + ⇧ + H), or the OpenType menu.
All Small Capitals
smcp, c2scThere are two methods of applying small capitals. The first one replaces only lower case letters with small caps. The second method, All Small Caps, also replaces capital letters with small caps. It also replaces regular quotation marks, exclamation points, question marks, slashes and usually also numerals with small caps variants.
Case Sensitive Forms
caseWhen the ‘change to caps’ function is applied from within an application (not when text is typed in caps) appropriate case-sensitive forms are automatically applied. Regular brackets, parenthesis, dashes and hyphens are replaced with their capital forms.
Circled numerals and arrows
dligThe discretionary ligature feature creates real arrows when you type the combination -> (right arrow), <- (left arrow), -^ (up arrow) or ^- (down arrow). It also creates enclosed numerals when you type numerals inside parenthesis, and inverse enclosed numerals when you type numerals inside brackets. Discretionary ligatures are off by default in Adobe applications.
ligaStandard ligatures are those which are designed to improve the readability of certain letter pairs. For example, when this feature is activated, typing ‘f’ and ‘i’ will automatically produce the ‘fi’ ligature. Using ligatures does not affect the spelling and hyphenation of your text in any way.
Proportional Old-style Figures
onum, pnumTypotheque fonts contain various styles of numerals within one font. Proportional Lining Figures come standard in all our headline and newspaper fonts. Their proportions are specifically designed to work well with capital letters (for example, in headlines). The proportional Old-style Figures feature changes standard figures to Old-style Figures which work well in running text, as they have the same proportions as lower case letters with their ascenders and descenders.
Tabular Lining Figures
lnum, tnumTabular figures are for use in tables where numerals need to be aligned vertically. Tabular figures are available as a OpenType feature and have a fixed width in all weights. Typotheque fonts include both Lining and Old-style Tabular figures.
Tabular Old-style Figures
onum, tnumTabular figures are for use in tables where numerals need to be aligned vertically. Tabular figures are available as a OpenType feature and have a fixed width in all weights. Typotheque fonts include both Lining and Old-style Tabular figures.
fracTypotheque OpenType fonts already include a number of pre-designed diagonal fractions. The fraction feature allows you to create other fractions quickly and easily.
supsReplaces all styles of figures (old style, tabular, lining) and letters with their superior alternates, which can be used for footnotes, formulas, etc. Superior characters are more legible than mathematically scaled characters, have a similar stroke weight, are spaced more generously, and better complement the rest of the text.
sinfReplaces all styles of figures (old style, tabular, lining) and letters with their inferior alternates, used primarily for mathematical or chemical notation. Inferior characters are more legible than mathematically scaled characters, have a similar stroke weight, are spaced more generously, and better complement the rest of the text