Cypher 4 font family
Designed by James Grieshaber
This font family was first inspired by an experiment to try to make a legible upper and lower alphabet with the smallest grid possible that would still describe the letterforms. The original conclusion was that it could be done in a 3x6 grid. This made a fun design exercise, but it makes a lousy font. The grid was expanded a bit for aesthetic reasons to a 3x8 grid, But not restricted so severely and so occasionally goes wider than 3 for the certain letterforms. From this a whole family of widths and weights was born, and rather than simply obliquing for italics, a true italic of sorts was created.
Cypher is a versatile family of 24 fonts 4 widths, each with 3 weights and their accompanying italics.
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language support of the font.
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
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Windows menu name: Cypher 4 Bold
PostScript name: Cypher-4Bold
PostScript full name: Cypher 4 Bold
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