Features and characters
Small Capitals
Small Capitals from Capitals
Standard Ligatures
Discretionary Ligatures
Stylistic Set 1
Stylistic Set 2
Stylistic Set 3
Stylistic Set 4
Case Sensitive Forms
Lining Proportional Figures
Lining Tabular Figures
Old Style proportional
Old Style Tabular
Slashed zero
Fractions
Superscript
Scientific inferiors
Numerators
Denominators
Altis character set
Uppercase
Small Capitals
Lower Case
Standard Ligatures
Discretionary Ligatures
Lining Proportional Figures, Lining Tabular Figures
Oldstyle Proportional Figures, Oldstyle Tabular Figures
Small Cap Figures
Fractions
Currency Signs
Superior, Numerator, Scientific Inferior, Denominator
Punctuation and Typographic Marks
Mathematic Marks and Symbols
Arrows
Dingbats
Accents

Altis Font Family

Altis combines geometric regularity and soulfulness into one font family. It creates a friendly atmosphere and reads extremely well. Bring out its optimistic airiness with light styles or exploit the masculine strength of the bolds. Its sharp-cut line terminals together with gentle curves bring a fresh edge to text and will grip any reader.

The font family presents a new embodiment of a traditional humanist sanserif from the early 20th century. It has been developed to fit present-day editorial conditions and publishing models. There are ten optically-balanced weights and practical OpenType features, which make it operationally spot-on.

Altis works smoothly throughout all text levels, like in newspaper and magazine layouts. Letter dimensions are well suited for narrow columns allowing the best possible justification. In large size, vertical line terminals support tightly set headlines and keep them unified.

The upper case's natural dignity and calm is seasoned with lively dynamism. Caps work well in short text extracts, logos and headlines. Small caps can be used for longer settings.

Lining numbers strike a dynamic balance between vertically unified and horizontally changing measurements. Oldstyle figures have naturally more movement in their form. Both cases also come in monospaced tabular form.


Altis is designed by Jarno Lukkarila in 2011


Altis type specimen

Typolar Altis

Spacing

Spacing is rather close by default. It acts excellently on headline – caption – title axis, where characters stay close but are still ‘breathing’. In case a very compact setting is preferred, Altis easily tolerates some negative tracking.

Increasing white space around the letters might become necessary in a body copy, as in any font. When justifying narrow columns of small sized text, Altis doesn’t need much of a negative margin. As a minimum letter space approximately -1% is sufficient, because spacing is inherently tight. Flexibility should be directed above zero, to say a desired value of around 1-2% and maximum 1-2% more.

Versatility

Apart from many number styles, different letter cases and extra glyphs, Altis also has alternative forms for some common alphabets. By changing the appearance of the letters a, g or l the tone of the text can be steered from firm and precious to supple and earthbound.

Language Support

Afaan Oromo, Afrikaans, Albanian, Alsatian, Aragonese, Arrernte, Asturian, Basque, Bislama, Blackfoot, Breton, Catalan, Cebuano, Chamorro, Cheyenne, Cimbrian, Corsican, Croatian, Czech, Dalecarlian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Faroese, Fijian, Finnish, French, Frisian, Friulian, Galician, Gallegan, Genoese, German, Guarani, Haitian Creole, Hawaiian, Hmong Daw, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Interlingua, Irish Gaelic, Irish, Istro-Romanian, Italian, Japanese transliteration, Kashubian, Kiribati, Korean transliteration, Kurdish, Ladin (Gardena), Ladin (Valle di Badia), Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Lojban, Lombard, Low Saxon, Lower Sorbian, Luxembourgeois, Macedo-Romanian, Malagasy, Malay (Latinized), Maltese, Manx, Maori, Marshallese, Megleno-Romanian, Míkmaq, Náhuatl, Norwegian, Nyanja, Occitan, Oromo, Papiamento, Pedi, Piedmontese, Pinyin (Latinized Chinese) Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Romansch, Saint Lucia Creole, Sami-Inari, Sami-Lule, Samoan, Sardinian, Sco ts Gaelic, Serbian (Latinized), Seychelles Creole, Sicilian, Slovak, Slovene, Somali, Sorbian, South Ndebele, Southern Sotho, Spanish, Swahili, Swati, Swedish, Tagalog, Tahitian, Tetum, Tongan, Tswana, Turkish, Turkmen, Tuvalu, Upper Sorbian, Uyghur, Veps, Volapük, Votic, Walloon, Welsh, Xhosa, Zhuang, Zulu.

Web Fonts

Fonts for self-hosting: We regularly provide our clients with web compatible versions of our typefaces. Web use licenses are based on the number of domains and the volume of page views. Please email us for further information.

Web font service: If you don't care hosting the web fonts on your own server, we offer a superb all inclusive web font service through Fontdeck. See purchasing options for Altis web fonts here.