Sabon typeface

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Garfield, Just My Type , p. Sabon was developed in the early s for a group of German printers who sought a "harmonized" or uniform font that would look the same whether set by hand or on a Monotype or Linotype hot metal typesetting machine. Retrieved 13 December Typefaces for High-Quality e-Reading Experiences.

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Differences - Sabon & Garamond

Photina News Plantin Calvert Retrieved 27 March Old style serif typefaces Typefaces with text figures Typefaces with yypeface variants Linotype typefaces Monotype typefaces Stempel typefaces Typefaces and fonts introduced in Typefaces with optical sizes.

It is a collection of printers' ornaments and dingbats. The italics are based on types designed by a contemporary of Garamond's, Robert Granjon.

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Retrieved 11 December This page was last edited on 19 Mayat Critical Writings on Typography. The italic and bold styles were to take up exactly as much space as the roman, a feature imposed by the duplexing system of Linotype hot metal typesetting machines of the period.

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By using this typefface, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Views Read Edit View history. The requirement that all weights have the same width was influenced by the 'duplex' system of lead casting on the Linotype system: Sabon was used in the s as the official logo typeface of Stanford University until Typefaces for High-Quality e-Reading Experiences.

Retrieved 22 April Royal College of Art PhD thesis. It is effectively a Garamond revival, though a different name was chosen as many other modern typefaces already carry this name.

A variety of digital releases of Sabon exist with different prices and licensing, sold by both Adobe and Linotype. The family includes 4 fonts in 2 weights regular, boldwith complementary italics.

Sabon in use

All books of the King James biblical text were set by hand in a process called thought-unit typography, where Thompson broke the lines at their spoken syntactical breaks. Steve Matteson from Monotype". A classic typefsce for body text, Sabon's longstanding popularity has transcended its origin as a commission to fit a tight set of business requirements.

Retrieved 17 May Not all typefaces shown. Retrieved 13 December Typefacs also meant that the typeface then only required one set of copyfitting data rather than three when compositors had to estimate the length of a text prior to actual typesetting a common practice before computer-assisted typesetting.

Archived from the original on Retrieved 19 April Sabon was also used as the typeface in the Book of Common Prayer of the Episcopal Church United Statesas well as all of that church's secondary liturgical texts such as the Book of Occasional Services and Lesser Feasts and Fasts.