Originally developed for academic publishing, Skolar asserts credibility and sustains comfortable reading. It has established itself as a go-to choice for all kinds of scholarly texts, no matter the field or school of thought: it handles the minutiae of linguistic, scientific, and editorial typography with ease. A classic with a twist, Skolar brings a trace of human touch to serious typography. Thanks to this knack for subtlety, it is also successfully used in other genres from branding to children’s literature.
Skolar Gujarati delivers the same proven credibility of Skolar to academic and professional settings for Indian languages, equipping typographers to deliver an articulate reading experience in Gujarati, Kachchi, Avestan, Sanskrit, and related regional languages, no matter the subject matter.
Skolar’s visual language was created with a consideration for specific styling and modulation principles of the Indian scripts. Designer David Březina investigated historical and modern Gujarati letterforms as well as printing history to guarantee that Skolar Gujarati brings the same fusion of robust typographic savvy with a twist of individuality readers have come to expect from Skolar PE, but in a design built for Indian typography first. The letters and proportions are rooted in traditional Gujarati type, but offer a vitality and panache all their own, whether used on screen or in print, for editorial, scientific, or scholarly treatments.
With an expansive complement of conjuncts, half-forms, and contextual variations for matras and other marks, the family can handle novel combinations, transliterated words, and unexpected combinations without a hitch. Linguistic alternate forms and a full retinue of punctuation and figures (in both Gujarati and Latin) across the weight range furnish the typographer with the tools to address the most rigorous scholarly treatise or editorial message in any combination of languages.
The companion type families Skolar PE (Latin, Cyrillic, Greek) and Skolar Devanagari provide additional language support for over four hundred languages.