Multilingual fonts

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by steveash, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. steveash macrumors 6502

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    I am working on a project which will be translated into five different languages which will call for Roman, Cyrillic and Greek alphabets. I am aiming to produce all the documents in the same font sets so am looking for fonts that cover all these languages. Does anyone have any suggestions of font families that cover this range? They don't need to be freebies, I have a budget for fonts.

    In particular I am looking for a serif body text font that reads nicely and a sans serif display font. Nothing too outlandish, it's a fairly serious report.

    Thanks for any suggestions.
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    In most MacOS X applications including the Finder and Safari, choose the menu selection Edit/Special Characters....
     
  3. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    ^ Not quite what steveash was asking.

    ITC Stone family or Sabon for the serif face might be worth checking out. I've used Stone before for corporate reports and it's very readable and versatile with its three sets of informal, sans and serif variations. Sabon has a smallish x-height that I've found difficult to work with at times, sick to death of it because I had to use it continuously for six years.

    If this thread doesn't give you much joy, consider signing up and asking at Typophile. Those guys are insanely good.
     
  4. steveash thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks Blue Velvet that's the sort of thin I was looking for. I have found a foundry called Parachute who specialise in multilingual fonts.
     
  5. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    No worries. Quite like the slab serif on the Caption version of PT Serif in your link. Good luck with your project. :)
     
  6. colettesaxby macrumors newbie

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