Rosetta

14 static fonts/styles
  • Extralight
  • Extralight Italic
  • Light
  • Light Italic
  • Regular
  • Italic
  • Medium
  • Medium Italic
  • Bold
  • Bold Italic
  • Extrabold
  • Extrabold Italic
  • Black
  • Black Italic
1 variable font (Weight, Optical size, and Slant axes)
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                                                    About Adelphi PE

                                                    Adelphi is a geometric sans, redefined for the northern side of the English Channel.

                                                    Typographic modernism was a late arrival in Britain — due partly to the Second World War and to the strong local type tradition. This delay provided for fruitful divergence, thus modernism was not adored in quite the same way as it had been in Germany and central Europe. It was instead rethought and repurposed against the backdrop of the bleak British weather and postwar social reform – a continental fashion statement reshaped into a more humanist variant.

                                                    Likewise, when crafting Adelphi, Nick Job reimagined the constraints that defined the geometric sans as a genre. Whereas other typefaces seem overly bound by the rules, Adelphi feels relaxed and approachable. Elementary square and circular shapes are merely implied. A keen observer may notice that the uncomplicated letterforms occasionally reveal a subtle naïveté associated with early Grotesques. Brunel’s bridges and Harry Beck’s tube map spring to mind alongside the Bauhaus and Futura.

                                                    But Adelphi is by no means nostalgic! It is a contemporary, comprehensive, and durable system with a pragmatic set of features. These include a wide array of weights, ‘uniwidth italics’, and variable extenders that go from tall and flat in Adelphi Text to short and sharp in Adelphi Display, with default Adelphi standing midway between these two extremes. You can set the extenders to your preference in the all-inclusive variable font or use one of the three static fonts that come packed together, priced as a single font.

                                                    The pan-European support for Latin, Cyrillic and Greek scripts already makes for a vast character set, but Adelphi takes things a step further by including alternate glyphs to satisfy the DIN1450 legibility norm, a range of ordinals that can be used to create specialist compositions in all three scripts and two kinds of fractions and arrows. Play with the alternates or use it as-is. Either way, this understated beauty will carry you through.

                                                    Get Adelphi PE

                                                    Standard licence: Trial licence: Need more?
                                                    • desktop: 5 users
                                                    • web: up to 500K pageviews/monthly
                                                    • OTF, TTF, and WOFF2 formats
                                                    See the licence text for details
                                                    • desktop: 1 user
                                                    • only for evaluation and testing
                                                    • OTF with some characters removed
                                                    See the licence text for details
                                                    • more desktop/web users
                                                    • app/game embedding
                                                    • broadcasting licencing
                                                    • OEM licencing
                                                    Buy Fonts Single font: 70 € Family of 15 fonts: 390 € Get Free Trial Fonts Contact the HQ
                                                    Standard licence:
                                                    • desktop: 5 users
                                                    • web: up to 500K pageviews/monthly
                                                    • OTF, TTF, and WOFF2 formats
                                                    See the licence text for details Buy Fonts Single font: 70 € Family of 15 fonts: 390 €
                                                    Trial licence:
                                                    • desktop: 1 user
                                                    • only for evaluation and testing
                                                    • OTF with some characters removed
                                                    See the licence text for details Get Free Trial Fonts

                                                    Glyph table

                                                    OpenType features

                                                    Supported scripts and languages

                                                    Cyrillic

                                                    54 languages
                                                    • Abaza
                                                    • Adyghe
                                                    • Aghul
                                                    • Andi
                                                    • Archi
                                                    • Avaric
                                                    • Bashkir
                                                    • Belarusian
                                                    • Bezhta
                                                    • Budukh
                                                    • Bulgarian
                                                    • Chamalal
                                                    • Chechen
                                                    • Chinese Buriat
                                                    • Chuvash
                                                    • Crimean Tatar
                                                    • Dargwa
                                                    • Dido
                                                    • Dungan
                                                    • Erzya
                                                    • Halh Mongolian
                                                    • Ingush
                                                    • Judeo-Tat
                                                    • Kabardian
                                                    • Kalmyk
                                                    • Karachay-Balkar
                                                    • Kazakh
                                                    • Khinalugh
                                                    • Kirghiz
                                                    • Komi-Permyak
                                                    • Komi-Zyrian
                                                    • Kumyk
                                                    • Lak
                                                    • Lezghian
                                                    • Macedonian
                                                    • Moksha
                                                    • Mongolian Buriat
                                                    • Montenegrin
                                                    • Muslim Tat
                                                    • Nogai
                                                    • Ossetian
                                                    • Russian
                                                    • Russian Buriat
                                                    • Rusyn
                                                    • Rutul
                                                    • Serbian
                                                    • Shughni
                                                    • Tabassaran
                                                    • Tajik
                                                    • Tatar
                                                    • Tsakhur
                                                    • Tuvinian
                                                    • Udi
                                                    • Ukrainian

                                                    Greek

                                                    1 language
                                                    • Modern Greek

                                                    Latin

                                                    293 languages
                                                    • Acheron
                                                    • Achinese
                                                    • Afar
                                                    • Afrikaans
                                                    • Amahuaca
                                                    • Amarakaeri
                                                    • Amis
                                                    • Andaandi, Dongolawi
                                                    • Anuta
                                                    • Ao Naga
                                                    • Aragonese
                                                    • Arbëreshë Albanian
                                                    • Arvanitika Albanian
                                                    • Asháninka
                                                    • Ashéninka Perené
                                                    • Asu (Tanzania)
                                                    • Atayal
                                                    • Balinese
                                                    • Bari
                                                    • Basque
                                                    • Batak Dairi
                                                    • Batak Karo
                                                    • Batak Mandailing
                                                    • Batak Simalungun
                                                    • Batak Toba
                                                    • Bemba (Zambia)
                                                    • Bena (Tanzania)
                                                    • Bikol
                                                    • Bislama
                                                    • Borana-Arsi-Guji Oromo
                                                    • Bosnian
                                                    • Breton
                                                    • Buginese
                                                    • Candoshi-Shapra
                                                    • Caquinte
                                                    • Caribbean Hindustani
                                                    • Cashibo-Cacataibo
                                                    • Catalan
                                                    • Cebuano
                                                    • Central Aymara
                                                    • Central Kurdish
                                                    • Chamorro
                                                    • Chavacano
                                                    • Chiga
                                                    • Chiltepec Chinantec
                                                    • Chokwe
                                                    • Chuukese
                                                    • Cimbrian
                                                    • Cofán
                                                    • Congo Swahili
                                                    • Cook Islands Māori
                                                    • Cornish
                                                    • Corsican
                                                    • Creek
                                                    • Crimean Tatar
                                                    • Croatian
                                                    • Czech
                                                    • Danish
                                                    • Dehu
                                                    • Dutch
                                                    • Eastern Abnaki
                                                    • Eastern Arrernte
                                                    • Eastern Oromo
                                                    • Embu
                                                    • English
                                                    • Ese Ejja
                                                    • Faroese
                                                    • Fijian
                                                    • Filipino
                                                    • Finnish
                                                    • French
                                                    • Friulian
                                                    • Gagauz
                                                    • Galician
                                                    • Ganda
                                                    • Garifuna
                                                    • Ga’anda
                                                    • German
                                                    • Gheg Albanian
                                                    • Gilbertese
                                                    • Gooniyandi
                                                    • Guadeloupean Creole French
                                                    • Gusii
                                                    • Haitian
                                                    • Hani
                                                    • Hawaiian
                                                    • Hiligaynon
                                                    • Ho-Chunk
                                                    • Hopi
                                                    • Huastec
                                                    • Hungarian
                                                    • Hän
                                                    • Icelandic
                                                    • Iloko
                                                    • Inari Sami
                                                    • Indonesian
                                                    • Irish
                                                    • Istro Romanian
                                                    • Italian
                                                    • Ixcatlán Mazatec
                                                    • Jamaican Creole English
                                                    • Japanese
                                                    • Javanese
                                                    • Jola-Fonyi
                                                    • K'iche'
                                                    • Kabuverdianu
                                                    • Kala Lagaw Ya
                                                    • Kalaallisut
                                                    • Kalenjin
                                                    • Kamba (Kenya)
                                                    • Kaonde
                                                    • Karelian
                                                    • Kashubian
                                                    • Kekchí
                                                    • Kenzi, Mattokki
                                                    • Khasi
                                                    • Kikuyu
                                                    • Kimbundu
                                                    • Kinyarwanda
                                                    • Kituba (DRC)
                                                    • Kongo
                                                    • Konzo
                                                    • Kuanyama
                                                    • Kven Finnish
                                                    • Kölsch
                                                    • Ladin
                                                    • Ladino
                                                    • Latgalian
                                                    • Latin
                                                    • Ligurian
                                                    • Lithuanian
                                                    • Lombard
                                                    • Low German
                                                    • Lower Sorbian
                                                    • Luba-Lulua
                                                    • Lule Sami
                                                    • Luo (Kenya and Tanzania)
                                                    • Luxembourgish
                                                    • Macedo-Romanian
                                                    • Makhuwa
                                                    • Makhuwa-Meetto
                                                    • Makonde
                                                    • Makwe
                                                    • Malagasy
                                                    • Malaysian
                                                    • Maltese
                                                    • Manx
                                                    • Maore Comorian
                                                    • Maori
                                                    • Mapudungun
                                                    • Marshallese
                                                    • Matsés
                                                    • Mauritian Creole
                                                    • Meriam Mir
                                                    • Meru
                                                    • Minangkabau
                                                    • Mirandese
                                                    • Mohawk
                                                    • Montagnais
                                                    • Montenegrin
                                                    • Munsee
                                                    • Murrinh-Patha
                                                    • Mwani
                                                    • Mískito
                                                    • Naga Pidgin
                                                    • Ndonga
                                                    • Neapolitan
                                                    • Ngazidja Comorian
                                                    • Niuean
                                                    • Nobiin
                                                    • Nomatsiguenga
                                                    • North Ndebele
                                                    • Northern Kurdish
                                                    • Northern Qiandong Miao
                                                    • Northern Sami
                                                    • Northern Uzbek
                                                    • Norwegian
                                                    • Nyanja
                                                    • Nyankole
                                                    • Occitan
                                                    • Ojitlán Chinantec
                                                    • Orma
                                                    • Oroqen
                                                    • Palauan
                                                    • Paluan
                                                    • Pampanga
                                                    • Papantla Totonac
                                                    • Papiamento
                                                    • Pedi
                                                    • Picard
                                                    • Pichis Ashéninka
                                                    • Piemontese
                                                    • Pijin
                                                    • Pintupi-Luritja
                                                    • Pipil
                                                    • Pohnpeian
                                                    • Polish
                                                    • Portuguese
                                                    • Potawatomi
                                                    • Purepecha
                                                    • Quechua
                                                    • Romanian
                                                    • Romansh
                                                    • Rotokas
                                                    • Rundi
                                                    • Rwa
                                                    • Samburu
                                                    • Samoan
                                                    • Sango
                                                    • Sangu (Tanzania)
                                                    • Saramaccan
                                                    • Sardinian
                                                    • Scottish Gaelic
                                                    • Sena
                                                    • Serbian
                                                    • Seri
                                                    • Seselwa Creole French
                                                    • Shambala
                                                    • Shawnee
                                                    • Shipibo-Conibo
                                                    • Shona
                                                    • Sicilian
                                                    • Silesian
                                                    • Slovak
                                                    • Slovenian
                                                    • Soga
                                                    • Somali
                                                    • Soninke
                                                    • South Ndebele
                                                    • Southern Aymara
                                                    • Southern Qiandong Miao
                                                    • Southern Sami
                                                    • Southern Sotho
                                                    • Spanish
                                                    • Sranan Tongo
                                                    • Standard Estonian
                                                    • Standard Latvian
                                                    • Standard Malay
                                                    • Sundanese
                                                    • Swahili
                                                    • Swati
                                                    • Swedish
                                                    • Swiss German
                                                    • Tagalog
                                                    • Tahitian
                                                    • Taita
                                                    • Tedim Chin
                                                    • Teso
                                                    • Tetum
                                                    • Tetun Dili
                                                    • Tiv
                                                    • Tok Pisin
                                                    • Tokelau
                                                    • Tonga (Tonga Islands)
                                                    • Tonga (Zambia)
                                                    • Tosk Albanian
                                                    • Tsonga
                                                    • Tswana
                                                    • Tumbuka
                                                    • Turkish
                                                    • Turkmen
                                                    • Tuvalu
                                                    • Tzeltal
                                                    • Tzotzil
                                                    • Uab Meto
                                                    • Ume Sami
                                                    • Upper Guinea Crioulo
                                                    • Upper Sorbian
                                                    • Venetian
                                                    • Veps
                                                    • Võro
                                                    • Walloon
                                                    • Walser
                                                    • Wangaaybuwan-Ngiyambaa
                                                    • Waray (Philippines)
                                                    • Warlpiri
                                                    • Wayuu
                                                    • Welsh
                                                    • West Central Oromo
                                                    • Western Abnaki
                                                    • Western Frisian
                                                    • Wik-Mungkan
                                                    • Wiradjuri
                                                    • Wolof
                                                    • Xhosa
                                                    • Yanesha'
                                                    • Yao
                                                    • Yapese
                                                    • Yindjibarndi
                                                    • Yucateco
                                                    • Zapotec
                                                    • Zulu
                                                    • Záparo

                                                    Credits

                                                    Leads

                                                    Nick Job Design
                                                    Nick Job is an independent British type designer. He has a degree in graphic design from Nottingham Trent University. After a decade as in-house brand designer for a major multinational transport provider, he launched his own design business, realising a long-held ambition to produce type. He has since produced retail typefaces for Monotype and Fontsmith prior to the release of Adelphi with Rosetta. Nick, a self-confessed anorak, is also the author of the doublearrow.co.uk website which showcases the former British Rail Corporate Identity.

                                                    Assistance

                                                    Johannes Neumeier Font engineering Maria Doreuli Cyrillic consultancy Irene Vlachou Greek consultancy