Agmena

Designed by Jovica Veljovic. Published by Linotype in 2012.

Starts at $89.00 for a single style and is available for:

Agmena™ has no historical precursor; it was designed from scratch by Jovica Veljovi? whose aim was to create a new book typeface. Although it generally has certain similarities with the group of Renaissance Antiqua fonts, it is not clearly derived from any of these. Clear and open forms, large counters and a relatively generous x-height ensure that the characters that make up Agmena are readily legible even in small point sizes.The slightly tapering serifs with their curved attachments to letter stems soften the rigidity of the typeface, bringing Agmena to life. This non-formal quality is further enhanced by numerous tiny variations to the letter shapes. For example, there are slight differences to the terminals of the "b", the "d" and the "h" and minor dissimilarities in the forms and lengths of serifs of many of the letters. The tittles over the "i" and "j" and those of the German umlauts are almost circular, while the diamond shape that is more characteristic of a calligraphic script is used for the punctuation marks. Although many of these variations are only apparent on closer inspection, they are enough to give Agmena the feeling of a hand-made typeface. It is in the larger point sizes that this feature of Agmena comes particularly into play, and individual characters gain an almost sculptural quality.The italic variants of Agmena are actually real cursives. The narrower and thus markedly dynamically formed lowercase letters have a wider range of contrast in terms of line thickness and have the appearance of having been manually produced with a quill thanks to the variations in their terminals. The lowercase "a" assumes a closed form and the "f" has a descender. The italic capitals, on the other hand, have been consciously conceived to act as a stabilising element, although the way they have been inclined does not produce a simply mechanical effect. This visual convergence with the upright characters actually means that it is possible to use letters from both styles in combination.Agmena is available in four weights: Book, Regular, Semibold and Bold, and each has its matching italic variant. Veljovi? designed Book and Regular not only to provide an optical balance between various point sizes, such as between that used for the text and that used in footnotes, but also to take account of different paper forms: Regular for lined paper and Book for publishing paper.Agmena's range of characters leaves nothing to be desired. All variants include small caps and various numeral sets with oldstyle and lining figures for setting proportional text and table columns. Thanks to its pan-European language support, Agmena can be used to set texts not only in languages that use the Latin alphabet as it also features Cyrillic and Greek characters. The set of standard ligatures has been extended to include special combinations for setting Greek and Serbian. Agmena also has some initial letters, alternative glyphs and ornaments.Agmena is a poetic text font with forms and spacing that have been optimised over years of work to provide a typeface that is ideal for setting books. But its letters also cut a good figure in the larger font sizes thanks to their individual, vibrant and, in some cases, sculptural effects. Its robust forms are not merely suited to a printed environment, but are also at home among the complex conditions on terminal screens. You can thus also use Agmena as a web font when designing your internet page.

Book
Book Italic
Regular
Italic
Semi Bold
Semi Bold Italic
Bold
Bold Italic
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Bei jedem klugen Wort von Sokrates ruft Xanthippe zynisch: Quatsch! Dabei grüßt die Quellnixe freundlich am Bach. Verflixt öde …
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Bei jedem klugen Wort von Sokrates ruft Xanthippe zynisch: Quatsch! Dabei grüßt die Quellnixe freundlich am Bach. Verflixt öde …
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Bei jedem klugen Wort von Sokrates ruft Xanthippe zynisch: Quatsch! Dabei grüßt die Quellnixe freundlich am Bach. Verflixt öde …
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Bei jedem klugen Wort von Sokrates ruft Xanthippe zynisch: Quatsch! Dabei grüßt die Quellnixe freundlich am Bach. Verflixt öde …
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Bei jedem klugen Wort von Sokrates ruft Xanthippe zynisch: Quatsch! Dabei grüßt die Quellnixe freundlich am Bach. Verflixt öde …
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Bei jedem klugen Wort von Sokrates ruft Xanthippe zynisch: Quatsch! Dabei grüßt die Quellnixe freundlich am Bach. Verflixt öde …
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Bei jedem klugen Wort von Sokrates ruft Xanthippe zynisch: Quatsch! Dabei grüßt die Quellnixe freundlich am Bach. Verflixt öde …
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Bei jedem klugen Wort von Sokrates ruft Xanthippe zynisch: Quatsch! Dabei grüßt die Quellnixe freundlich am Bach. Verflixt öde …
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Bei jedem klugen Wort von Sokrates ruft Xanthippe zynisch: Quatsch! Dabei grüßt die Quellnixe freundlich am Bach. Verflixt öde …
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Bei jedem klugen Wort von Sokrates ruft Xanthippe zynisch: Quatsch! Dabei grüßt die Quellnixe freundlich am Bach. Verflixt öde …
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Bei jedem klugen Wort von Sokrates ruft Xanthippe zynisch: Quatsch! Dabei grüßt die Quellnixe freundlich am Bach. Verflixt öde …
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Bei jedem klugen Wort von Sokrates ruft Xanthippe zynisch: Quatsch! Dabei grüßt die Quellnixe freundlich am Bach. Verflixt öde …

Agmena supports 160 different languages such as Spanish, English, Portuguese, Russian, German, French and Greek in Latin, Cyrillic, and Greek scripts. (Please note that not all languages are available for all formats.)

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Fritådan babui
Pabellón Criollo
Leitão à Bairrada
Käsespätzle
Calçotada

Languages

Please note that not all languages are available for all formats.

Common Languages

  • Spanish
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • German
  • French
  • Greek

Latin

  • A
  • Afrikaans
  • Albanian
  • Aragonese
  • Arumanian
  • Arvanitika (Latin)
  • Asturian
  • B
  • Baraba Tatar
  • Basque
  • Bats (Latin)
  • Belarusian (Latin)
  • Bislama
  • Bosnian (Latin)
  • Breton
  • C
  • Catalan
  • Chamorro
  • Chichewa
  • Cook Islands Maori
  • Cornish
  • Crimean Tatar (Latin)
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • D
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • E
  • English
  • Esperanto
  • Estonian
  • F
  • Faroese
  • Finnish
  • Franco-Provencal
  • French
  • Frisian
  • Frisian, East
  • Frisian, North
  • Frisian, West
  • Friulian
  • G
  • Gagauz (Latin)
  • Galician
  • German
  • Greenlandic
  • Greenlandic (pre-1973)
  • H
  • Hawaiian
  • Hungarian
  • I
  • Icelandic
  • Indonesian
  • Interlingua
  • Irish
  • Istro-Romanian
  • Italian
  • K
  • Karaim (Latin)
  • Kashubian
  • Kazan Tatar (Latin)
  • Kurdish (Latin)
  • Kurmanji
  • L
  • Ladin
  • Ladino (Latin)
  • Latin
  • Latvian
  • Lithuanian
  • Low German
  • Luxembourgian
  • M
  • Malagasy
  • Malay (Latin)
  • Maltese
  • Manx Gaelic
  • Maori
  • Marshallese
  • Moldavian (Latin)
  • N
  • Norwegian, Bokmål
  • Norwegian, Nynorsk
  • O
  • Occitan
  • P
  • Pilipino (Tagalog)
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Portunhol
  • R
  • Rhaeto-Romance
  • Romanian
  • Romansch
  • S
  • Sami, Inari
  • Sami, Lule
  • Sami, Northern
  • Sami, Southern
  • Sami, Ume
  • Sardinian
  • Scottish Gaelic
  • Serbian (Latin)
  • Slovak
  • Slovenian
  • Somali
  • Sorbian, Lower
  • Sorbian, Upper
  • Sotho, Northern
  • Sotho, Southern
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • T
  • Tahitian
  • Tongan
  • Tsakhur (Latin)
  • Tsonga
  • Tswana
  • Turkish
  • U
  • Ubykh
  • V
  • Vepsian
  • Våmhusmål
  • W
  • Walloon
  • Welsh
  • Wolof
  • X
  • Xhosa
  • Y
  • Yapese
  • Z
  • Zulu
  • Ä
  • Älvdalska

Cyrillic

  • A
  • Abaza
  • Adyghe
  • Archi
  • Avaric
  • B
  • Balk
  • Belarusian (Cyrillic)
  • Bosnian (Cyrillic)
  • Botlikh
  • Budukh
  • Bulgarian
  • Buriat
  • C
  • Chechen (Cyrillic)
  • D
  • Dargin
  • Dungan
  • E
  • Erzya
  • G
  • Ghodoberi
  • I
  • Ingush
  • K
  • Kabardian
  • Kalmyk
  • Kara-Kalpak
  • Karachay-Balkar
  • Karaim (Cyrillic)
  • Kazakh
  • Kazan Tatar (Cyrillic)
  • Khinalug
  • Kryts
  • Kumyk
  • Kurdish (Cyrillic)
  • L
  • Lak
  • Lezgi
  • M
  • Macedonian
  • Moksha
  • Mongolian (Cyrillic)
  • N
  • Nanai
  • Nogay
  • R
  • Russian
  • Rusyn
  • Rutul
  • T
  • Tabasaran
  • Tajik
  • Tatar
  • Tati
  • Tsakhur (Cyrillic)
  • Turkmen
  • Tuvinian (Tuvan)
  • U
  • Ukrainian
  • Uzbek

Greek

  • A
  • Arvanitika (Greek)
  • G
  • Greek
  • T
  • Tsakonian Monotonic
Oldstyle Figures
167 167
Proportional Figures
167 167
Subscript
167 167
Superscript
167 167
Tabular Figures
167 167
Slashed Zero
0 0
Fractions
135/167 135/167
Replaces figures separated by a slash with 'common' (diagonal) fractions.
Initial Forms
type type
Standard Ligatures
flfi flfi
Terminal Forms
Type Type
Substitutes a special form of a letter occurring at the end of a word. (Common in Latin connecting scripts, and required in various non-Latin scripts like Arabic)
Small Capitals From Capitals
CAPS CAPS
Small Capitals
Small Small
Case-Sensitive Forms
(H-o) (H-o)
Shifts punctuation up to a position that works better with all-caps text.
Ordinals
1a2o 1a2o
Replaces characters with ordinal forms for use after figures.
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Punctuation
Uppercase
Lowercase
Phonetic Extensions
Modifiers
Combining Diacritical Marks
Ligatures
Currency
Symbols
Decimal
Other
Mathematical Operators
Superscripts and Subscripts
Number Forms
Miscellaneous
Letterlike
Arrows
Geometric Shapes
Dingbats
Lowercase
Uppercase
Titlecase
Uppercase
Lowercase
Symbols