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10 static fonts/styles
  • Light
  • Light Italic
  • Regular
  • Italic
  • Medium
  • Medium Italic
  • Semibold
  • Semibold Italic
  • Bold
  • Bold Italic
2 variable fonts (Weight axis)
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                                                About Skolar PE

                                                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 PE has a vast character set that caters to nearly four hundred languages and transliteration systems (Pinyin, IAST/Sanskrit) using Latin, Cyrillic, and Greek (including polytonic). Its larger x-height, robust serifs, low contrast, and its deft italic make it a pleasure to read even at small sizes. With Skolar, footnotes and bibliography become readers’ best friends.

                                                The OpenType feature set is engineered for the most rigorous editorial settings. Tabular, proportional, old-style, and lining figures as well as a full set of fractions, ordinals, and scientific superiors and inferiors will stand up to any conjectural challenge. Language-sensitive forms and compound diacritics will handle the demands of many linguistic texts. The companion families Skolar Gujarati, Skolar Devanagari, Skolar Sans PE, and Skolar Sans Arabic expand its typographic and semantic potential even further.

                                                PDF Specimen

                                                Get Skolar 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
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                                                • more desktop/web users
                                                • app/game embedding
                                                • broadcasting licencing
                                                • OEM licencing
                                                Buy Fonts Single font: 70 € Family of 12 fonts: 420 € 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 12 fonts: 420 €
                                                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

                                                What others say

                                                • When we decided to replace our sans serif body copy, News Gothic, with a more classic serif face we decided on Skolar quite early on in the redesign process. The editor’s brief was ‘classic with a twist’ and we felt Skolar more than provided this.
                                                  Mick Moore, British Journal of Photography
                                                • Skolar accomplishes the goal sought after by virtually every text face: to make its mark with a distinct personality and yet remain effortlessly readable by letting that personality slip secretly and silently into the background.
                                                  Elliot Jay Stocks
                                                • It feels formal, without being stuffy, and has a bit of quirk to it, like someone wearing a suit with rainbow striped socks. The italic is especially lovely.
                                                  Jason Santa Maria
                                                • Skolar shows that a typeface can be both subtle and engaging, academic and practical, easy on the eyes and sophisticated—and both we and our readers learned to appreciate these qualities over the years.
                                                  Vitaly Friedman, Smashing Magazine
                                                • David’s Skolar is an example of a functional and beautiful typeface that works well for professional publications. It helped us to establish a new tone and voice in our articles to better reflect the spirit and the atmosphere that we have established on Smashing Magazine within the last 5 years. Skolar shows that a typeface can be both subtle and engaging, academic and practical, easy on the eyes and sophisticated—and both we and our readers learned to appreciate these qualities over the years.
                                                  Vitaly Friedman, Smashing Magazine
                                                • The range of typographic detailings available, such as the numbering options, alternate glyphs, arrows and ligatures, play to the strengths of print. Small detailing in the letterforms translate into a face that is comfortable to read and sits elegantly on the page.
                                                  Mick Moore, British Journal of Photography
                                                • Skolar was the first of the fonts making their way onto the web for screen use that I fell in love with. It feels formal, without being stuffy, and has a bit of quirk to it, like someone wearing a suit with rainbow striped socks. The italic is especially lovely.
                                                  Jason Santa Maria

                                                Glyph table

                                                OpenType features

                                                Supported scripts and languages

                                                Cyrillic

                                                55 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
                                                • Hunzib
                                                • Ingush
                                                • Judeo-Tat
                                                • Kabardian
                                                • Kalmyk
                                                • Karachay-Balkar
                                                • Karata
                                                • 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
                                                • Ukrainian

                                                Greek

                                                1 language
                                                • Modern Greek

                                                Latin

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

                                                Credits

                                                Leads

                                                David Březina Art-direction and design
                                                David Březina is the managing director at Rosetta. While you may know him as the designer of the award-winning type family Skolar, he has also worked on custom typefaces for Adobe, Linotype (Monotype), Microsoft, Google, and others. So far, he has designed typefaces for Cyrillic, Greek, Gujarati, Devanagari, and various extensions of Latin. David holds a Master’s degree in computer science from Masaryk University in Brno (Czechia) and an MA in Typeface Design and PhD from the University of Reading (UK). His cross-disciplinary PhD thesis studied visual similarity and coherence of characters in typefaces for continuous reading in Latin, Cyrillic, and Devanagari scripts. He has also been actively involved in writing, presenting, and conducting workshops on type and typography around the world.

                                                Assistance

                                                Anna Giedryś Light drawings Elena Schneider Extrabold drawing Alexandra Korolkova Cyrillic consultancy Irene Vlachou Greek consultancy Gerry Leonidas Greek consultancy Johannes Neumeier Font engineering