October is a typeface family with fully rounded corner terminals and approachable character, suitable for complex signage and information display, as well as branding projects. October is a highly functional typeface for complex information display, and has distinct and unambiguous lettershapes that aid legibility and a soft and friendly character that makes the presented information appealing and emotionally accessible to a wide public.
A Truly Global Font
October is part of Typotheque’s Global Font collection supporting hundreds of languages and various writing scripts. In the long term, it is intended that October will support all living languages with a community of active speakers. Currently, October supports the following writing scripts: Arabic, Armenian, Bangla, Canadian Syllabic, Cyrillic, Devanagari, Georgian, Greek, Gujarati, Gurmukhi, Hebrew, IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet), Kannada, Latin, Malayalam, Odia, Ol Chiki, Tamil, Telugu, and Thai. We are working on extending the language to other writing scripts, including Chinese. This makes October an unprecedented design project.
October is available in three logical widths, which offer a complete typographic palette for the most demanding designers. The condensed and compressed versions solve the problem of setting long words and sentences next to short words set in the regular width version of October. A variable font version allows you to choose any width in between.
October also supports the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet), featuring a comprehensive repertoire of glyphs for the transcription of linguistic data. The font also covers First Nations roman orthographies of Indigenous languages spoken in Canada (Wakashan, Algonquian, Salishan, Tsimshianic, Iroquoian, and Eskaleut languages) and, additionally, it covers African Indigenous roman orthographies for languages such as Hausa, Igbo, Akan, Kabiye, Ewe, etc. The IPA support is embedded inside the Latin fonts and every other language version, so you don’t need a separate licence for it.
Symbols & Arrows
October is ideally suited to information signage and wayfinding projects, and includes a collection of transportation and travel-related signs, symbols, icons, and various sets of arrows. We are continuing to work on expanding this collection of icons for other uses.
October typeface can be personalised with alternative forms of letters available as Stylistic Sets, controllable via OpenType layout feature settings in your applications, or you can build a custom version of the fonts by using these stylistic alternates in a default position.
Each weight of October includes nine different kinds of numerals. Proportional lining figures come as default figures in October. 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 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.
November Type System
The November Type system consists of ten font families, each available in nine weights, and countless language versions. It all started with November, a rational, utilitarian typeface inspired by street signs, and it continued with October, a soft and rounded typeface, each available in three logical widths. November Slab is a robust slab serif version that works well in headlines and shorter text, and finally there is November Stencil, useful for large text and display, and providing opportunities to work with chromatic typography.
- DesignKristyan Sarkis (Arabic)Peter Biľak (Armenian, Greek, Hebrew, Latin)Anya Danilova (Armenian)Neelakash Kshetrimayum (Bangla, Meetei)Zheng Chuyang (Chinese, Japanese)Xue Tianmeng (Chinese, Japanese)Zhan Xiaofen (Chinese, Japanese)Xi Yanjun (Chinese, Japanese)Irina Smirnova (Cyrillic)Arya Purohit (Devanagari)Hitesh Malaviya (Devanagari, Malayalam)Akaki Razmadze (Georgian)Parimal Parmar (Gujarati)Shuchita Grover (Gurmukhi)Daniel Grumer (Hebrew)Kazuhiro Yamada (Japanese)Ramakrishna Manda (Kannada, Telugu)Seulki Kim (Korean)Chorong Kim (Korean)Pratyush Das (Odia)Anand Naorem (Ol Chiki)Pathum Egodawatta (Sinhala)Kosala Senevirathne (Sinhala)Kevin King (Syllabics)Aadarsh Rajan (Tamil)Ekaluck Peanpanawate (Thai)
- ContributorsGor Jihanian (Armenian)Khajag Apelian (Armenian)Igino Marini (Armenian, Cyrillic, Georgian, Greek, Latin)Fiona Ross (Bangla)Oscar Guerrero (Bangla, Gurmukhi, Latin, Malayalam, Meetei, Odia, Ol Chiki, Sinhala, Tamil)Nikola Djurek (Cyrillic, Latin)Parimal Parmar (Devanagari)Anya Danilova (Georgian)Lucas Horn (Gujarati, Thai)Elí Castellanos (Hebrew)Subhashish Panigrahi (Odia)Aadarsh Rajan (Sinhala)Arya Purohit (Tamil)Shashi Guduru (Telugu)Purushoth Kumar (Telugu)
- EngineeringLiang Hai (Armenian, Bangla, Cyrillic, Devanagari, Georgian, Gujarati, Gurmukhi, Kannada, Latin, Malayalam, Meetei, Odia, Ol Chiki, Sinhala, Syllabics, Tamil, Telugu, Thai)
- Persian (Farsi)
- Tajik (Cyrillic)
- Mordvin (Moksha)
- Azeri (Cyrillic)
- Mordvin (Erzya)
- Kildin Sami
- Greek (modern)
- Greek (classical)
- Gurmukhi (Punjabi)
- 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
- Malayalam (Reformed)
- Eastern Inuktut
- Plains Cree
- Woods Cree
- Western Swampy Cree
- Eastern Swampy Cree
- Moose Cree
- Eastern James Bay Cree
- Northwestern Ojibwe
- Western Ojibwe
- Sayisi Dene
- North Slavey
- South Slavey
Single storey `a`
ss01Alternative version of the lower case letter ‘a’, including its accented variants.
Single storey `g`
ss02Alternative version of the lower case letter ‘g’, including its accented variants.
ss09November includes alternative version of the lower case letter ‘y’, including its accented variants.
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.
Vertically centered colon
caltThis stylistic set centers the colon. Same behaviour can be triggered by the Contextual Alternative feature, which is automatically applied when colon is followed by a lining numeral or a capital letter.
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
Indigenous American ogoneksIn Polish and Lithuanian the ogonek under the vowels ‘a’, ‘e’, ‘u’ is placed to the right of the letters, while indigenous languages such as Navajo prefer to center the ogonek.
Bulgarian CyrillicBulgarian readers prefer to set text in a variation of Cyrillic that differs from the standard Cyrillic by using shapes of letters based on cursive handwriting, where letters are easier to tell apart. Typotheque fonts use standard Cyrillic forms as default, and Bulgarian Cyrillic is applied when the text is tagged as Bulgarian. When the Localised forms feature is not available, you can also apply the same forms by using a Stylistic Set.
Serbian & Macedonian CyrillicSerbian and Macedonian Cyrillic has different preferred shapes for some italic letters, which differ from the standard Cyrillic. Typotheque fonts use standard Cyrillic forms as default, and Serbian Cyrillic italic is applied when the text is tagged as Serbian Or Macedonian. When the Localised forms feature is not available, you can also apply the same forms by using a Stylistic Set.
Georgian Capital Letters
caseGeorgian alphabet is unicameral, and to convert the lower case letters (Mkhedruli) the capital letters (Mtavruli), you can apply the Case feature.
- մե մէ մի մխ մկմե մէ մի մխ մկ
ligaArmenian letters often have assymetric protruding shapes that may cause spacing issues in text. Ligatures can be used to address the spacing of these letter combinations.
Alternative Armenian հ
ss16November includes two versions of the Armenian lower-case հ. The traditional version comes as a default, and modern variant can be activated by this stylistic set.
Latin Punctuation Variants
ss11Syllabics fonts use shorter versions of numerals and punctuation that visually match better with Syllabics text. This feature replaces them by the numerals and punctuation for the Latin script.
Syllabics Punctuation Variants
ss12For situations when language tagging is not available, apply Stylistic Set 12 to use shorter versions of numerals and punctuation that visually match better with the Syllabic text.
Square Form Alternates
ss13This Stylistic Set replaces the default round form of Syllabics style with the Square form style preferred by some Indigenous communities that use Syllabics.
Nunavik ng local form
ss14This Stylistic Set replaces the default form of the angma ("ng") final character used in Nunavut by the alternative form preferred Nunavik communities.
Carrier preferred midline finals
ss15This Stylistic Set replaces the default final characters positioned at the top line, which is preferred by the Inuktut and Cree and Ojibway communities, by the vertically centered variants preferred by the Dakelh (Carrier) community.