Designed by Thomas Hoffman, HoTom's historical roots are easily traced back to the slab serif style. HoTom was originally intended as a lettering system for a project in the center of the old East Berlin. This explains the stable, angular characters and the consistent rectangular base forms, which also makes HoTom a very legible font, suitable for longer texts.Ho Tom is part of the TakeType Library, which features winners of Linotype's International Digital Type Design Contest from 1994 to 1997.
Hotom supports 106 different languages such as Spanish, English, Portuguese, German and French in Latin scripts. (Please note that not all languages are available for all formats.)