Neue Hammer Unziale™ font family

Designed by Victor Hammer in 1953
Linotype Design Studio in 1988
The Austrian designer Victor Hammer (1882-1967) created a typeface called American Uncial in 1943. Neue Hammer Unziale is the German Klingspor foundry's re-release of this design, from the year 1953.

Unlike American Uncial, which is a unicase typeface, Neue Hammer Unziale has both upper and lowercase letters. Neue Hammer Unziale also comes in two versions, numbered I and II. Neue Hammer Unziale II is basically, although not 100 percent, the lowercase letters of American Uncial combined with the uppercase letters of Neue Hammer Unziale I.

The OpenType version of Neue Hammer Unziale does not have a number in its name! This is because it contains both the letters from number I and from number II. The default characters in the font are those from Neue Hammer Unziale I, but those from Neue Hammer Unziale II are available as alternates.

The Uncial letterform was used across Europe during the time of the late Roman Empire, and thereafter as well. Its forms would inspire the Carolingian Miniscule (c. 800 A.D.), and our present lowercase. Neue Hammer Unziale is one of the most popular Uncial fonts in the world. It is often seen in Ireland and elsewhere for things that should look Irish" or "Celtic." It is also a favorite for use on certificates and diplomas. The font is best used in headlines and shorter texts with a point size of 12 or larger."

Neue Hammer Unziale Regular

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Neue Hammer Unziale

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Std / OT CFF

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21 languages.

Technical details
OpenType outline flavour:
CFF - PostScript-Outlines
Technical font names:
File name: NeueHammerUnzialeLTStd.otf
Windows menu name: Neue Hammer Unziale LT Std
PostScript name: NeueHammerUnzialeLTStd
PostScript full name: NeueHammerUnzialeLTStd
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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.

Stylistic Alternates

Tag: salt

Function: Many fonts contain alternate glyph designs for a purely esthetic effect; these don't always fit into a clear category like swash or historical. As in the case of swash glyphs, there may be more than one alternate form. This feature replaces the default forms with the stylistic alternates. The user applies this feature to Industria to get the alternate form of g.


Tag: ornm

Function: This is a dual-function feature, which uses two input methods to give the user access to ornament glyphs (e.g. fleurons, dingbats and border elements) in the font. One method replaces the bullet character with a selection from the full set of available ornaments; the other replaces specific "lower ASCII" characters with ornaments assigned to them. The first approach supports the general or browsing user; the second supports the power user. The user inputs qwwwwwwwwwe to form the top of a flourished box in Adobe Caslon, or inputs the bullet character, then chooses the thistle dingbat.

These fonts support the Basic Latin character set. Each font is Unicode™ encoded, and available in d

Tag: Basic Latin

Function: These fonts support the Basic Latin character set. Each font is Unicode™ encoded, and available in different formats. Please review the product information for each font to ensure it will meet your requirements.