Hoefler Text

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Hoefler Text
HoeflerText.png
Category Serif
Classification Old-style
Designer(s) Jonathan Hoefler
Foundry Hoefler & Frere-Jones

Hoefler Text is a contemporary serif Antiqua font that was designed for Apple Computer to demonstrate advanced type technologies. Hoefler Text was created to allow the composition of complex typography; as such it takes cues from a range of classic fonts, such as Garamond and Janson.

Designed by Jonathan Hoefler in 1991,[1] a version of Hoefler Text has been included with every version of Mac OS since System 7.5.

Features[edit]

Hoefler Text incorporates automatic ligatures, the round and long s, real small capitals, old style figures and swashes. Hoefler Text also has a matching ornament font. It was, until OpenType made advanced typographic features more common, one of only a few fonts in common usage that contained old style, or ranging, figures[citation needed], which are designed to harmonize with standard upper- and lowercase text.

History[edit]

Since the introduction of the font, Hoefler Text has been expanded to include additional typographic features, and versions of the font published by Hoefler & Frere-Jones now include three weights, swash caps, italic small capitals, and two sets of engraved capitals.

Uses[edit]

Hoefler Text was used in the Wikipedia logo until the 2010 redesign, when it was replaced with Linux Libertine.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Hoefler at Wikimedia Commons
  • Hoefler Text in the Hoefler & Frere-Jones catalog