The character styles have removed themselves as far as possible from the original written form — and it's high time the type in our font keeps up with the changing cultural situations… Absolut is a modern sans serif without compromise.
For example, n in Absolut is formed with just one stroke whereas in typefaces developed from writing, two strokes are united to form one character. Absolut does without such "complications." The break with tradition is stretched even further: The character styles have been changed, especially noticeable on t, but r and f require a double take, too. We are already accustomed to these styles in advertising. But here's what's new: a text type which dares to take this pioneer step into the modern age.
The forms of Absolut are unconditionally modern. The characters have been reduced down to the basic idea of the letters. The historical burden surrounding type has been discarded. Gentle bowls on the stroke ends and on some inclinations make the sentence structure more attractive so that Absolut is also suitable for text type. Absolut includes a capital-ß and many ligatures. The numerals are available in normal form and for lining figures. Plus, a, g and u can be selected in alternative forms.
A great font family:
from Thin to Fat
in 6 styles
and 4 italics
You read that right: there are four of them. Many letters have their own form in italics. This makes these versions particularly interesting. It's worth taking a closer look. Just try it.
Additional functions can be activated and deactivated as OpenType-Features:
replaces the letters a, g, u in each case with the alternative variant.
replaces the letter pairs ch, ck, ff, fi, fl, ff, fj, ft, th, tt, tz, ffi, ffl with the respective letter combination.
replaces the normal numbers by means of tabular numbers with identical sign width.
replaces the glyph combinations 1/2, 1/3, 1/4 etc by the according fractions.
replaces s with ”long s“ and SS i.e., SZ with capital-ß.
replaces the numeral 0 by the slashed variant
Stylistic Set 1:
replaces the »round« form of a by the »two storied« alternate form.
Stylistic Set 2:
replaces the »round« form of g by the »two storied« alternate form.
Stylistic Set 3:
replaces the »round« form of u by the »broken« alternate form.
Stylistic Set 4:
replaces the standard numerals [1—20] by circled numbers.
Stylistic Set 5:
replaces the standard numerals [1—20] by negative circled numbers.
Try before you buy:
The free test version Absolut reduced features the mere alphabet only.
Absolut Standard as well as Pro include the OpenType features ligatures, stylistic alternates, historical forms (for long s and capital german double S), tabular figures and superscript.
includes additional language support for Central and Eastern European languages, Greek, Cyrillic plus Vietnamese.
supports all western European languages. It is based on Unicode ISO 8859-1 and includes numerals, punctuation, symbols and all you might need.
If you need more licenses, just ask — we offer quantity discounts.
price: freefeatures: no
character set: A—Z resp. a—z only
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