Astrotype™ font family
Designed by Andreas Hild in 2002
Astrotype is available in six different styles. Astrotype N Dot contains mono-line astrological symbols knocked-out of filled-in circles. Astrotype N Dot Outline depicts similar symbols, with added outlines. Astrotype P, the simplest font of the family, contains astrological symbols alone as text-like glyphs, without any borders. These characters are very intriguing; they look like additional letters of the alphabet! Astrotype P Outline depicts these same symbols in outline form. Astrotype P Dot and Astrotype P Dot Outline take these symbols, and place them in unfilled circles.
The Astrotype family's unique character stems from its clarity, homogeneity and pure form. Based on the same elements, all drawn with consistent proportions, the glyphs display a natural elegance and harmony. These fonts merit notice because of the ease with which they may be integrated into surrounding text, and the many creative possibilities that ensure from the combinations of different weights. For example: try placing Astrotype N Dot over Astrotype P Dot and using different colors - immediately you can create the perfect combinations for onscreen buttons, icons, and ornaments.
Astrotype is an excellent choice for use in astronomical or astrological books, journals, magazines, or other literature. It may be used effectively both within the text and in accompanying graphics. Using all weights also opens up a number of illustrative possibilities, i.e., posters and tarot cards.
The entire Astrotype family is included in the Take Type 5 collection from Linotype GmbH."
be installed on a computer for
use with applications.
Licensed per computer.
@font-face rule. They are licensed
for a set number of page views with
no time limitation.
in your mobile application. Each app
and platform requires a separate license.
embedded in an eBook, eMagazine or
eNewspaper. Fonts are licensed per title.
a server and e.g. used by automated
processes to create items.
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on which the font will be installed.
that you can use over time. We’ll let
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Platforms you intend to embed the
font in. A license is valid for the life
of the version of the app.
you intend to embed the font in. Each license
is valid for one title for the life of that title.
CPUs of the servers on which
the font will be installed.
A license has a term of 1 year.
the font: OT (OpenType) with
Postscript outlines (OT CFF) or
TrueType outlines (OT TTF).
the font: W1G (98 languages),
COM (56 languages),
PRO (33 languages) or
STD (21 languages).
available in. These differ in contained
characters and file size. You get all
available versions with your license.
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Windows menu name: AstrotypeP LT Std Dot
PostScript name: AstrotypePLTStd-Dot
PostScript full name: AstrotypeP LT Std Dot