Pompeijana™ font family

Designed by Adrian Frutiger in 1992
Like Herculanum and Rusticana , Pompeijana™ is one of Adrian Frutiger's contributions to the "Type Before Gutenberg" series. Linotype invited accomplished designers and calligraphers to create new interpretations of scripts from the centuries before Gutenberg's revolutionary invention. Pompeijana is named after Pompeii, one of the ancient Roman cities destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Excavations of the well-preserved ruins at Pompeii revealed election notices written on city walls, and the typeface Pompeijana is based on this brisk writing. The decorative look of the alphabet is achieved by placing the emphasis on the top and foot of the letters, making heavy horizontals and diamond-shaped serifs. Frutiger added the Borders font, a set of ornaments that are true to the style of the alphabet. Pompeijana is a striking display face that speaks persuasively when combined with modern sans serif typefaces; try it on your next political poster, restaurant menu, or book cover."

Pompeijana Roman

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Std / OT CFF

supports at least

21 languages.

Technical details
OpenType outline flavour:
CFF - PostScript-Outlines
Technical font names:
File name: PompeijanaLTStd-Roman.otf
Windows menu name: Pompeijana LT Std Roman
PostScript name: PompeijanaLTStd-Roman
PostScript full name: PompeijanaLTStd-Roman
Catalog number:
US$ 35
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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.


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.

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.