Salto™ font family

Designed by Karlgeorg Hoefer in 1952
Salto font was developed by Karlgeorg Hoefer and introduced in 1952 by the foundry Gebr. Klingspor in Offenbach. The capital letters were drawn with a brush, the lower case with a broad-tipped pen (Brause 505) developed by Hoefer especially for the task. Salto font reflects the Zeitgeist of the 1950s, appearing frequently in advertisements during the years of the Wirtschaftswunder. The font's extravagance and dynamic quality arise from the contrast between the strong, zestful capitals and the more reserved lower case letters.
Read more what the american Klingspor foundry once has published in 1953 about Salto:
We are excited about Salto - and no wonder! It's a new type that really is new - not a duplicate of some existing letter. With its strong colour and rhytmical drawing it has a colossal effect even in short lines - you will find it can't be ignored! The designer, Karlgeorg Hoefer, has found a new approach with his clever blend of brush capitals and pen drawn lowercase, and the result is instantly eyecatching wherever it is used. If it is important to you to keep up with the latest trends in types - if your customer demand novelty in their work - you would do well to get full details of Salto. It has already had a promising start and experts predict for a long and active life""

Salto Regular


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Std / OT CFF

supports at least

21 languages.

Technical details
Digital data from:
OpenType outline flavour:
CFF - PostScript-Outlines
Technical font names:
File name: SaltoStd.otf
Windows menu name: Salto Std
PostScript name: SaltoStd
PostScript full name: Salto Std
Catalog number:
US$ 65
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Tag: frac

Function: Replaces figures separated by a slash with 'common' (diagonal) fractions. The user enters 3/4 in a recipe and gets the threequarters fraction.

Standard Ligatures

Tag: liga

Function: Replaces a sequence of glyphs with a single glyph which is preferred for typographic purposes. This feature covers the ligatures which the designer/manufacturer judges should be used in normal conditions. The glyph for ffl replaces the sequence of glyphs f f l.


Tag: ordn

Function: Replaces default alphabetic glyphs with the corresponding ordinal forms for use after figures. One exception to the follows-a-figure rule is the numero character (U+2116), which is actually a ligature substitution, but is best accessed through this feature. The user applies this feature to turn 2.o into 2.o (abbreviation for secundo).


Tag: sups

Function: Replaces lining or oldstyle figures with superior figures (primarily for footnote indication), and replaces lowercase letters with superior letters (primarily for abbreviated French titles). The application can use this feature to automatically access the superior figures (more legible than scaled figures) for footnotes, or the user can apply it to Mssr to get the classic form.

Discretionary Ligatures

Tag: dlig

Function: Replaces a sequence of glyphs with a single glyph which is preferred for typographic purposes. This feature covers those ligatures which may be used for special effect, at the user's preference. The glyph for ct replaces the sequence of glyphs c t, or U+322E (Kanji ligature for "Friday") replaces the sequence U+91D1 U+66DC U+65E5.