Sho™ font family


Designed by Karlgeorg Hoefer in 1992
The master German calligrapher Karlgeorg Hoefer created the Sho typeface for Linotype's Calligraphy for Print collection. Sho is very different from most calligraphic typefaces, in that it creates its own new style, rather than mimicking an older one. Hoefer's striking letters have generous forms. They were created with a wide lettering brush. This tool influenced the strong, expressive quality of the strokes. The design was originally going to be named after the comedian Charlie Chaplin, because when examined carefully, the lower case c looks like a sleeping man in a boat. This idea had to be discarded due to copyright issues, and the typeface was finally given the name Sho to signify its almost Japanese style.

Sho distinguishes itself formally from other faces via the extreme contrast between its strokes. A unique characteristic of the font is the way it uses simple round forms in many of its letters, lending text set in Sho a peppy and playful feeling."

Sho Roman

Sho™ Roman
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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: ShoLTStd-Roman.otf
Windows menu name: Sho LT Std Roman
PostScript name: ShoLTStd-Roman
PostScript full name: ShoLTStd-Roman
Catalog number:
36740930
Characters:
253
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Features

Languages

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.

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.