KLTF Grotext

This is not one of the polished sanserifs. Grotext preserves a human touch. And history. While most contemporary typefaces assimilate uppercase and lowercase, Grotext emphasizes the difference between them. Its uppercase are wide and of classical proportions. Its lowercase are narrow and make it a space-saver. This is reminiscent of blackletter lowercase combined with uncial uppercase forms.
My favorite use of it? In the book Electric Trees designed by Ornan Rotem.

Weights & styles

The seven weights, each with an italic, of Grotext.
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In OpenType-savvy applications, styles will be grouped by family.
In non-OpenType-savvy applications, there is no Bold style-linking. This does not make sense if a family has more weights than Regular and Bold. Hence a rule when using KLTF OpenType fonts in such applications: Do not use the 'Bold' button.


Besides having standard OpenType layout features, Grotext can change its appearance with help of four stylistic set features. Alternates of a g h m n u give it a more robust character. Alternate schoolbook a d g l allow text to look simplified and more technical.
Under the hood, Grotext premières automatic spacing of uppercase letters in all-caps context. It is one of the first Latin script OpenType fonts which make extensive use of contextual positioning.
Like all fonts from KLTF, Grotext offers wider spacing of punctuation marks via the 'Stylistic Set 20' feature.
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Please note that not all operating systems and applications support OpenType features and kerning equally well, may support only some, or may support none at all.

Glyph set

Includes small caps, ligatures, contextual alternate letterforms. Oldstyle, lining and smallcap numerals, each proportional and tabular. Superiors, inferiors, arbitrary fractions (a set for oldstyle and lining numerals each) and paragraph numerals. Also arrows, circles, diamonds and squares in different sizes, and circled numbers.
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This glyph set overview reflects the fonts' actual glyph order as shown in applications' glyph palette. (In InDesign CS3 and later, please open the glyph palette's options menu by clicking the little list symbol, choose 'Sort glyphs' from the bottom of this menu and select 'By CID/GID'.)

Order KLTF Grotext

PostScript-flavored OpenType fonts (.otf) for print. Minimum system requirement is Mac OSX or Windows XP.
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 KLTF Grotext Manual
 KLTF Typeface Collection / Specimen
 KLTF End User License Agreement

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For uses other than (yet including) print, consider licensing Grotext from FontSpring.