Neuseidler™ font family


Designed by Richard Yeend in 2002
Richard Yeend's Neuseidler Antiqua is a superb addition to the TakeType Library, combining historical forms with practical, digital use. The Neuseidler Antiqua font family, made up of three weights, is inspired by the Austrian art nouveau movement, which took place from c.1890 to 1910. During this time period, Gustav Klimt, and other artists came together with architects like Otto Wagner to create a style that spoke to the modern era, the dawning 20th Century, and to the desired combination of art and industry.

Neuseidler's letters are each drawn with a single, mono-weight line, which is rounded at its ends. The overall forms of the letters are geometric and relatively rectilinear. The family's three weights, Neuseidler Regular, Neuseidler Bold, and Neuseidler Heavy each have supplementary Alternate fonts available for purchase. These three fonts, Neuseidler Alternate Regular, Neuseidler Alternate Bold, and Neuseidler Alternate Heavy, each contain extra ligatures, swash capitals, and special decorative letters for use in conjunction with their respective fonts. Using Neuseidler together with its Alternates offers additional typographic choices that are not available in many other fonts modeled after the art nouveau style. Neuseidler's weights ship in OpenType format, and incorporate old style figures.

Art nouveau is sometime referred to as the first international artistic movement. Artists and designers from different countries were employing similar methods in their work, yet creating slightly different styles. For example, the French style was quite different from the Viennese. French art nouveau was typically more curvilinear and organic. This formalism was applied to type design and lettering as well. If you are looking for a turn of the century font with a rounder feeling, check out Eckmann, Arnold Boecklin, Auriol, and Metropolitaines.

The entire Neuseidler family, including all six fonts, are part of the Take Type 5 collection, released by Linotype in 2003."

Neuseidler Heavy

Neuseidler
world-map Std map

Std / OT CFF

supports at least

21 languages.















Technical details
Digital data from:
OpenType outline flavour:
CFF - PostScript-Outlines
Technical font names:
File name: NeuseidlerAntiquaLTStd-Hv.otf, NeuseidlerAntiquaLTStd-HvA.otf
Windows menu name: NeuseidlerAntiqua LT Std HvAlt, NeuseidlerAntiqua LT Std Hv
PostScript name: NeuseidlerAntiquaLTStd-HvA, NeuseidlerAntiquaLTStd-Hv
PostScript full name: NeuseidlerAntiqua LT Std HeavyAlt, NeuseidlerAntiqua LT Std Heavy
Catalog number:
36741438
Characters:
256
€ 29
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Features

Languages

Case-Sensitive Forms

Tag: case

Function: Shifts various punctuation marks up to a position that works better with all-capital sequences or sets of lining figures; also changes oldstyle figures to lining figures. By default, glyphs in a text face are designed to work with lowercase characters. Some characters should be shifted vertically to fit the higher visual center of all-capital or lining text. Also, lining figures are the same height (or close to it) as capitals, and fit much better with all-capital text. The user selects a block of text and applies this feature. The dashes, bracketing characters, guillemet quotes and the like shift up to match the capitals, and oldstyle figures change to lining figures.

Denominators

Tag: dnom

Function: Replaces selected figures which follow a slash with denominator figures. In the string 11/17 selected by the user, the application turns the 17 into denominators when the user applies the fraction feature.

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.

Numerators

Tag: numr

Function: Replaces selected figures which precede a slash with numerator figures, and replaces the typographic slash with the fraction slash. In the string 11/17 selected by the user, the application turns the 11 into numerators, and the slash into a fraction slash when the user applies the fraction feature.

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.

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.

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Tag: dpng

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.

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.