Nocturno is an unapologetically calligraphic typeface with slightly oblique stress and sculpted, concave, almost flare serifs. The dark, broad-shouldered letter silhouettes provide superb legibility, and four finely tuned weights permit the creation of clear text hierarchies.PDF Specimen
Nocturno is an unapologetically calligraphic typeface with slightly oblique stress and sculpted, concave, almost flared serifs. The dark, broad-shouldered letter silhouettes provide superb legibility, and four finely tuned weights permit the creation of clear text hierarchies. Crisp, precise details, a generous x-height, flowing rhythm and rightward drag emphasise the sense of horizontality, guiding the reader’s eyes along the line for immersive reading.
A Typeface for Long-form Text
What makes text easy to read is not just well-designed letters, but also balanced horizontal and vertical dimensions of the text. Nocturno is designed for continuous reading, where it is critical that the counter-shapes are inextricably related to the outside of the letters. Typefaces for easy reading feature rhythmic stem intervals, and optically interrelated space between letters that create a harmonious rhythm of the text, aiding the reading process and optimal legibility. Additionally, Fedra Serif has unusual vertical stems, which get thicker towards the baseline, giving the typeface stability and a comfortable weight, even when reading in the smallest of sizes.
Complete Type System
Nocturno Display and Nocturno Text are well to the complexities of editorial design where the incisive display cuts draw attention, and the text version quietly gets the job done. Nocturno Stencil completes the serif styles of the type system. The low-contrast version Diurnal Text is a superbly legible sans typeface, and Diurnal Display implies a strong personality in larger sizes.
Each weight of Nocturno includes nine different kinds of numerals. Proportional old-style figures come as default figures in Nocturno. It also, however, includes lining figures, tabular numerals (both lining and old-style), small caps numerals, superior, inferior, circled and circled inverted numerals. For running text, old-style figures work best; for use in capital setting, use lining figures, and with the 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 your own default numeral variant.
- DesignKristyan Sarkis (Arabic)Ilya Ruderman (Cyrillic)Ana Sanikidze (Georgian)Daniel Grumer (Hebrew)Yanek Iontef (Hebrew)Nikola Djurek (Latin)
- ContributorsIgino Marini (Arabic, Cyrillic, Georgian, Latin)
- AwardsTypographica Favorite Typefaces of 2013
- Persian (Farsi)
- Tajik (Cyrillic)
- Mordvin (Moksha)
- Azeri (Cyrillic)
- Mordvin (Erzya)
- Kildin Sami
- 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
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 Lining Figures
lnum, pnumTypotheque fonts contain various styles of numerals within one font. Old-style Figures, also known as ranging figures, come standard in our text fonts. They are specifically designed to work well in running text, as they have the same proportions as lower case letters with their ascenders and descenders. The proportional Lining Figures feature changes standard figures to Lining figures which work better with all-capital text.
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
Georgian letter variants (ᲢᲯტშწჯ)
ss01The default set of Georgian letters present traditional forms of Ტ, Ჯ, ტ, შ, წ, ჯ. There is also a set of simplified forms accessible with this stylistic set.