The New Linotype Syntax

You can’t get rid of them: the typeface classics which date back to the time of hot-metal setting. The advantage in using these classics is their visual trustworthiness, which comes from their long history. Unfortunately, these typefaces also have different disadvantages. They are often poorly built-up: bold weights, small capitals, and other elements are often missing. In addition, the transfer from hot-metal and photo typesetting into digital technology – often completed under time-pressure – was not always very successful. Therefore, Linotype has already revived several classics completely, such as Univers® and Frutiger®. Now the much-loved Syntax® shows off its new clothes.

How to order Linotype Syntax:
Please note: Before you order Linotype Syntax, you should make a printout of the license agreement, which is attached here in english (504 kb), german (508 kb) and french (508 kb) in PDF format.
Please complete, sign and send it to us by fax (Fax: +49-(0)6172 484 429).

Linotype Syntax, along with Linotype Compatil®, Linotype Optima® nova, Linotype Frutiger® Next, Linotype Sabon® Next, Linotype Syntax® Letter, Linotype Syntax® Serif and Linotype Univers® belongs to the fonts of the Linotype Platinum Collection.
These fonts were carefully digitized and have the high quality demanded by professional typography. All fonts of the Platinum Collection were produced according to the Linotype tradition of quality.
Linotype and its authorized partners offer these fonts only as complete typeface families on Platinum Collections CDs.

more ... How it all Began

PAGE article issue 11/2001 about Linotype Syntax is available as pdf file. Please download: pdf file german (435,7 kb) Download PDF

Online publication

Available is an online brochure on Linotype Syntax that you can read directly from your screen.

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