Meran Semi Condensed

Meran Semi Condensed
Designed by Maurice G├Âldner

Background

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 SemiCondensed 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 SemiCondensed 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
  • Tabular Figures

Single weights

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