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eurofurence classic

This is a variant of eurofurence with more "classic" proportions (similar to renaissance typefaces), reminding of the sans serif fonts of the 1920s and 1930s such as Futura. The letters bdfhkl have significantly taller ascenders, leading to a less compact, more elegant appearance of the words. (Incidentally, most work went into the Greek letters here, where ascender resizing is not just a matter of elongating a stem.)

I also reintroduced the proportional oldstyle figures here (which have been part of eurofurence in 1998 already). These don't stand out as much in body text. This also meant to vertically recenter the math operators (such as +<=>).

eurofurence classic comes in the same styles and with the same character set as eurofurence.

Where to use it

While eurofurence has been designed for signs and badges - single words or short sentences -, eurofurence classic has less impact and a more varied appearance. I would suggest to use it for short to medium-long texts, such as announcements, invitations or short stories, where the taller ascenders might improve readability.

Don't mix oldstyle numerals and all-capital headlines - use eurofurence for that purpose instead. Also the monospaced numerals of eurofurence are a better choice whenever you want to align numbers in vertical columns.

I wouldn't suggest to mix both eurofurence and eurofurence classic in the same document unless you absolutely know what you do :) Perhaps using eurofurence for headlines and eurofurence classic for body text could make sense.


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