available from EuropaType.com, 2011.
Currently it includes three different weights – Europa Regular, Light and Bold.
Europa is a modern sans serif typeface combining geometric reduction and humanistic vitality. Despite the distinct geometrical touch and characterful roughness, it can be used for both text and headline purposes, due to optical modulation rather than metrical construction. The name Europa refers to its inspirational origins and main influences, two popular European typefaces: the geometrical sans serif Futura and the British humanistic sans serif Gill Sans. General proportions were chosen to provide optimised legibility and reading fluency in small sizes. Modern capital letter widths give a balanced overall impression and the moderate x-height (two-thirds of the capital height) leads to economical tracking without neglecting legibility. Slightly narrowed letters (e.g. oval O/o) create visual harmony and good contrast in body text. Articulate ascenders, diagonally cut up-/downstroke endings and pointed angles at the baseline diagonals create distinct dynamics and prevent unwanted uniformity. Fractured stem-curve intersections provide a more open print image in small size (using less black ink).
.otf – OpenType PostScript-flavoured
Multi-platform compatible for Macintosh & Windows systems
– Contextual alternate for lowercase a
– Lining & medieval figures, proportional & tabular (4 figure sets)
– Ligatures (ff ffi fi fj ffj fl ffl ft fft)
– Prebuilt fractions (1/2 1/3 2/3 1/4 3/4 1/8 3/8 5/8 7/8)
– Superscript/Subscript, Numerator/Denominator
Arrows, check boxes, icons etc.)
Supported languages / Unicode ranges