Autokratorika font family


Designed by Takis Katsoulidis in 2004
It is intended primarily for literary texts, while its roots are lost somewhere in the 11th century. Takis Katsoulidis, having edited an album in 1980 with the Imperial documents of Patmos for the National Research Foundation, observed that these writings have a peculiar, own character that intrigued him. So, he came back to them later by selecting one of the documents, namely the Chrysobull Nikephoros III of Votaneiatou of 1079, and used it as a template for his font. The Imperial documents of Patmos are texts that were exchanged between the Byzantine emperors and the monasteries. These are independent four-page set documents that were called Chrysobulls" and their content regarded instructions to other Byzantine centers. "I saw that this writing, like the one of the Komnenian is a script that passes through the heart of Byzantium, from the 11th century, "says Takis Katsoulidis. "Nevertheless these are not the Byzantine letters as we know them, some are more rounded while others are very condensed. This is the character I tried to keep. The "Autokratorika" is a monolinear type."

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Autokratorika
world-map Std map Greek map

Std / OT CFF

supports at least

21 languages.















Technical details
OpenType outline flavour:
CFF - PostScript-Outlines
Technical font names:
File name: Autokratorika Book.otf
Windows menu name: Autokratorika
PostScript name: Autokratorika
PostScript full name: Autokratorika
Catalog number:
167385839
Characters:
716
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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.

Contextual Alternates

Tag: calt

Function: In specified situations, replaces default glyphs with alternate forms which provide better joining behavior. Used in script typefaces which are designed to have some or all of their glyphs join. In Caflisch Script, o is replaced by o.alt2 when followed by an ascending letterform.

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.

Titling

Tag: titl

Function: This feature replaces the default glyphs with corresponding forms designed specifically for titling. These may be all-capital and/or larger on the body, and adjusted for viewing at larger sizes. The user applies this feature in Adobe Garamond to get the titling caps.

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.

Sylistic Set 1

Tag: ss01

Function: In addition to, or instead of, stylistic alternatives of individual glyphs (see 'salt' feature), some fonts may contain sets of stylistic variant glyphs corresponding to portions of the character set, e.g. multiple variants for lowercase letters in a Latin font. Glyphs in stylistic sets may be designed to harmonise visually, interract in particular ways, or otherwise work together. Examples of fonts including stylistic sets are Zapfino Linotype and Adobe's Poetica. Individual features numbered sequentially with the tag name convention 'ss01' 'ss02' 'ss03' . 'ss20' provide a mechanism for glyphs in these sets to be associated via GSUB lookup indexes to default forms and to each other, and for users to select from available stylistic sets.

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.

These fonts support the modern Greek language. Each font is Unicode™ encoded, and available in diffe

Tag: Greek

Function: These fonts support the modern Greek language. 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.