Hans-Jürgen Ellenberger designed the six-member Linotype Rana type family in 1997. The types-available in three weights, each with italics-are drawn in a calligraphic marker style. The informal letter shapes are wide, round, and playful. The typeface has some notable characters, including a remarkably innovative italic ampersand, an odd single-barred euro symbol, a lowercase "e" with a diagonal stroke, and a capital "A" whose top has an interesting slant.Although Linotype Rana was not designed for use in long passages of text, its subtle feeling does have many uses. Linotype Rana is perfect for logos, and speech bubbles in comic strips. It also looks good as text inside of invitations. In fact, we think that this is the right type anywhere that something big and quirky is needed!
Linotype Rana supports 107 different languages such as Spanish, English, Portuguese, German and French in Latin scripts. (Please note that not all languages are available for all formats.)