Windsor™ font family


Designed by Eleisha Pechey in 1905
Eleisha Pechy, who designed typefaces around 1900 for the British type foundry Stephenson Blake, created the initial Windsor family. This family of typefaces, which has since been subsequently digitized, is available from Linotype in six different weights: Light, Bold, Ultra Heavy, Extra Bold Condensed, Elongated, and Bold Outline. Typefaces like Windsor were used extensively at the turn of the century in advertising on both sides of the Atlantic. The letterforms have an antiquated feel to them; their proportions seem slightly inspired by the art nouveau movements that were abounding during the time of their conception.

Windsor Extra Bold Condensed and Windsor Elongated are both superb examples of condensed serif display faces. Their ovular forms both appear somewhat egg like. Windsor Ultra Heavy bears similarities to Cooper Black , a more modern, American style typeface that was created 20 years later."

Windsor Elongated

Windsor
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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: WindsorStd-Elongated.otf
Windows menu name: Windsor Std Elongated
PostScript name: WindsorStd-Elongated
PostScript full name: Windsor Std Elongated
Catalog number:
167413134
Characters:
268
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Features

Fractions

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.

Ordinals

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).

Superscript

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.