Jenson Old Style

Designed by Colin Brignall, Esselte Letraset Ltd. and Freda Sack. Published by ITC in 1982

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In 1458, Charles VII sent the Frenchman Nicolas Jenson to learn the craft of movable type in Mainz, the city where Gutenberg was working. Jenson was supposed to return to France with his newly learned skills, but instead he traveled to Italy, as did other itinerant printers of the time. From 1468 on, he was in Venice, where he flourished as a punchcutter, printer and publisher. He was probably the first non-German printer of movable type, and he produced about 150 editions. Though his punches have vanished, his books have not, and those produced from about 1470 until his death in 1480 have served as a source of inspiration for type designers over centuries. His Roman type is often called the "first true Roman." Notable in almost all Jensonian Romans is the angled crossbar on the lowercase e, which is known as the "Venetian Oldstyle e."Jenson Old Style™ was designed by Freda Sack and Colin Brignall for Letraset in 1982. Because of its darkness, this version is best used for display designs that call for a sense of old-world elegance and solidity.

Condensed Bold
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The quick brown fox jumps over a Dog. Zwei Boxkämpfer jagen Eva durch Sylt portez ce vieux Whiskey blond qui fume une pipe aber echt über die Mauer gesprungen und auch smørebrød en ysjes natuurlijk. qui fume une pipe aber echt über die Mauer gesprungen und auch smørebrød en ysjes natuurlijk.
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The quick brown fox jumps over a Dog. Zwei Boxkämpfer jagen Eva durch Sylt portez ce vieux Whiskey blond qui fume une pipe aber echt über die Mauer gesprungen und auch smørebrød en ysjes natuurlijk. qui fume une pipe aber echt über die Mauer gesprungen und auch smørebrød en ysjes natuurlijk.
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The quick brown fox jumps over a Dog. Zwei Boxkämpfer jagen Eva durch Sylt portez ce vieux Whiskey blond qui fume une pipe aber echt über die Mauer gesprungen und auch smørebrød en ysjes natuurlijk. qui fume une pipe aber echt über die Mauer gesprungen und auch smørebrød en ysjes natuurlijk.
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The quick brown fox jumps over a Dog. Zwei Boxkämpfer jagen Eva durch Sylt portez ce vieux Whiskey blond qui fume une pipe aber echt über die Mauer gesprungen und auch smørebrød en ysjes natuurlijk. qui fume une pipe aber echt über die Mauer gesprungen und auch smørebrød en ysjes natuurlijk.
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The quick brown fox jumps over a Dog. Zwei Boxkämpfer jagen Eva durch Sylt portez ce vieux Whiskey blond qui fume une pipe aber echt über die Mauer gesprungen und auch smørebrød en ysjes natuurlijk. qui fume une pipe aber echt über die Mauer gesprungen und auch smørebrød en ysjes natuurlijk.
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The quick brown fox jumps over a Dog. Zwei Boxkämpfer jagen Eva durch Sylt portez ce vieux Whiskey blond qui fume une pipe aber echt über die Mauer gesprungen und auch smørebrød en ysjes natuurlijk. qui fume une pipe aber echt über die Mauer gesprungen und auch smørebrød en ysjes natuurlijk.

Jenson Old Style supports 71 different languages such as Spanish, English, Portuguese, German and French in Latin scripts. (Please note that not all languages are available for all formats.)

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Requeijão
Allgäuer Bergkäse
Höfðingi
Snøfrisk
Hushållsost
Peñamellera
Macônnais
Leipäjuusto

Languages

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

Common Languages

  • Spanish
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • German
  • French

Latin

  • A
  • Afrikaans
  • Albanian
  • Arvanitika (Latin)
  • Asturian
  • B
  • Baraba Tatar
  • Bats (Latin)
  • Bislama
  • Breton
  • C
  • Catalan
  • Chamorro
  • Crimean Tatar (Latin)
  • D
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • E
  • English
  • Estonian
  • F
  • Faroese
  • Finnish
  • Franco-Provencal
  • French
  • Frisian
  • Frisian, East
  • Frisian, North
  • Frisian, West
  • Friulian
  • G
  • Galician
  • German
  • Greenlandic
  • I
  • Icelandic
  • Indonesian
  • Interlingua
  • Irish
  • Italian
  • J
  • Juhuri (Latin)
  • K
  • Karaim (Latin)
  • Kazan Tatar (Latin)
  • Kurdish (Latin)
  • Kurmanji
  • L
  • Ladin
  • Low German
  • Luxembourgian
  • M
  • Malagasy
  • Malay (Latin)
  • Manx Gaelic
  • N
  • Norwegian, Bokmål
  • Norwegian, Nynorsk
  • O
  • Occitan
  • P
  • Pilipino (Tagalog)
  • Portuguese
  • R
  • Rhaeto-Romance
  • Romani (Latin)
  • Romansch
  • S
  • Sami, Southern
  • Sami, Ume
  • Samoan
  • Scottish Gaelic
  • Serbian (Latin)
  • Somali
  • Sotho, Northern
  • Sotho, Southern
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • T
  • Tahitian
  • Tongan
  • Tsakhur (Latin)
  • Tsez (Latin)
  • Tsonga
  • Tswana
  • W
  • Walloon
  • X
  • Xhosa
  • Y
  • Yapese
  • Z
  • Zulu
Superscript
167 167
Fractions
135/167 135/167
Replaces figures separated by a slash with 'common' (diagonal) fractions.
Ordinals
1a2o 1a2o
Replaces characters with ordinal forms for use after figures.
Standard Ligatures
flfi flfi
Replaces a sequence of glyphs with a ligature. Active by default.
Case-Sensitive Forms
(H-o) (H-o)
Shifts punctuation up to a position that works better with all-caps text.
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— Bill Hicks
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