Tempera Biblio

Design Concept

Tempera is a collection of economically proportioned sans and serif fonts with efficient spacing and low contrast. Unassuming and space-saving, it is ideal for setting continuous text of any kind.

tempera biblio styles overview

Tempera Biblio was specially designed for setting continuous text in books, and comes in three grades, subtle weight differences which preserve the widths of the text so that the ‘colour’ of the text can be adjusted without changing the length of the text and reflowing the document. It also offers two widths, a narrow-proportioned standard version and a slightly more open Wide version, both suited for small text.


Styles & Grades

Tempera Biblio comes just in two weights, each accompanied with three grades, which are basically three versions of each weight differing slightly in heaviness, allowing the designer to choose the right ‘colour’ of the text. Within each weight, however, the grades have the same widths, so text does not reflow when style is changed.

Tempera grades

Ornaments & Swashes

Tempera Biblio includes swash characters and ornaments for embellishing words. These are available as Stylistic Sets.

Tempera Biblio Swashes Ornaments

OpenType features

Like all Typotheque fonts, Tempera Biblio includes Small Caps in all styles. Additionally, Nota includes a wealth of other advanced OpenType features. For more information please see the PDF instructions, or the Features section.

Tempera Biblio Small Caps


All weights of Tempera include ten different kinds of numerals. Proportional Old-style figures come as default figures in Nota. It also, however, includes Lining figures, Tabular numerals (both lining and OsF), Small Caps numerals, superior, inferior, circled and circled inverted numerals (selectable via OpenType features).

TemperaBiblio Fig


Tempera Biblio typeface family was published in 2006, designed by Nikola Djurek.