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Linotype Compatil

The esthetic concept behind Linotype Compatil combines various emotional forms of expression of compatible font styles. Compatil Text – because of its specific semantic profile – is mid-way between "narrative" and "objective". Its features include "reportive, reserved, stringent". Compatil Fact lies somewhere between "objective" and "informative" and comes across as "sober, functional and stable". Compatil Letter is "discriminating, stable" and can be categorized as lying between the parameters "informative" and "poetical". Compatil Exquisit comes full circle and occupies a position somewhere between "poetical" and "narrative" and can be characterized as "representative and high-quality".

These fundamental forms of expression and emotional characteristics cover all possible areas of application in order to ensure effective text design. This benefits all aspects of corporate communication, ensuring that Linotype Compatil is a key element in a company’s corporate identity. Its excellent legibility both on paper and on screen make it ideal for financial communication. Improved design of the numerals make financial account texts and tables far easier to read than is normally the case.

Summary: Linotype Compatil combines maximum utilization with simple yet effective design and the highly innovative composition of the type system. The ease-of-use and ability to freely interchange characters within different styles of the same weights sets no limits on the typographer’s design creativity.

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PAGE article issue 11/2001 about Linotype Compatil is available as pdf file. Please download:
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