Meran Condensed

Meran Condensed
Designed by Maurice G├Âldner


Maurice G├Âldner's Meran family is a contemporary, eye-catching family. Its design grew out of an exercise to construct capital letters from strips of black paper. The letters were later translated into digital form and given matching roman and italic lowercase designs together with figures.

Meran is not easy to characterize. A sanserif? Undoubtedly, but much more too: with its fresh and distinctive look we might call it a 'contemporary rotunda'. A display type that works well as text, or a text face that performs impressively in display? It's both! Meran is a sanserif with an edge, which offers an exceptional blend between character and utility.

The Meran family consists of roman and italic designs in six weights: Thin, Light, Normal, SemiBold, Bold and Black. The pro character set (PRO) includes small caps; lining, old style and small cap figures (each in tabular and proportional widths); fractions; comprehensive superiors, inferiors, nominators and denominators; case sensitive punctuation sets; mathematical and monetary symbols; arrows; standard and discretionary ligatures; and a complete range of accents covering all (Latin script based) Western, Central and East European languages.

To offer additional choice and flexibility, the Meran family is built around three widths: normal, semi condensed and condensed. The semi condensed has been specially developed for font sizes above 14 point.

Produced and released by OurType in 2008, Meran is available in OpenType PRO, TrueType, EOT and WOFF formats.

In advance of its commercial release, the typeface has been used for a number of publications including Stichwort, designed and illustrated by Thomas M├╝ller, and for a semester planner created for the Hochschule f├╝r Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig. Both demonstrated just how well Meran can serve the demands of both, display and text.
In 2007, Meran was awarded the '500 mal x' prize.

Language Support

Meran Condensed OTF PRO fonts support the following languages:

Afrikaans, Albanian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Icelandic, Irish, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Turkish.

Meran Condensed fonts are delivered in OpenType Pro, TrueType, WOFF & EOT format.

Opentype Pro Features

  • Case Sensitive Forms
  • Denominators
  • Discretionary ligatures
  • Fractions
  • Lining Figures
  • Localized Forms
  • Numerators
  • Old Style Figures
  • Ordinals
  • Proportional Figures
  • Scientific Inferiors
  • Slashed Zero
  • Small Capitals from Capitals
  • Small Caps
  • Standard ligatures
  • Superscript

Single weights

  • Meran Condensed Pro Thin
  • Meran Condensed Pro Thin Italic
  • Meran Condensed Pro Light
  • Meran Condensed Pro Light Italic
  • Meran Condensed Pro Normal
  • Meran Condensed Pro Normal Italic
  • Meran Condensed Pro SemiBold
  • Meran Condensed Pro SemiBold Italic
  • Meran Condensed Pro Bold
  • Meran Condensed Pro Bold Italic
  • Meran Condensed Pro Black
  • Meran Condensed Pro Black Italic
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