Goudy Text

Designed by Frederic W. Goudy in 1928. Published by Adobe.

Starts at $35 for a single style and is available for:
DFR
Lombardic Capitals
Dfr Regular
120
Zyklisches Jodeln ist in Bayern versuchsweise erlaubt. Österreich und Südtirol zeigen auch Interesse an der Therapie.
70
Zyklisches Jodeln ist in Bayern versuchsweise erlaubt. Österreich und Südtirol zeigen auch Interesse an der Therapie.
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Zyklisches Jodeln ist in Bayern versuchsweise erlaubt. Österreich und Südtirol zeigen auch Interesse an der Therapie.
25
Zyklisches Jodeln ist in Bayern versuchsweise erlaubt. Österreich und Südtirol zeigen auch Interesse an der Therapie.
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Zyklisches Jodeln ist in Bayern versuchsweise erlaubt. Österreich und Südtirol zeigen auch Interesse an der Therapie.
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Zyklisches Jodeln ist in Bayern versuchsweise erlaubt. Österreich und Südtirol zeigen auch Interesse an der Therapie.

Goudy Text supports up to 50 different languages such as Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Finnish, Danish, Irish, Basque, Luxembourgian, and Icelandic in Latin and other scripts.

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

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Languages

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Supports 112 different languages:

  • A
  • Adyghe
  • Afar
  • Afrikaans
  • Albanian
  • Asturian
  • Aymara
  • Azerbaijani (Latin)
  • B
  • Basque
  • Belarusian (Cyrillic)
  • Belarusian (Latin)
  • Bosnian (Latin)
  • Breton
  • Bulgarian
  • C
  • Catalan
  • Chechen (Cyrillic)
  • Chichewa
  • Cornish
  • Corsican
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • D
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • E
  • English
  • Erzya
  • Esperanto
  • Estonian
  • F
  • Faroese
  • Fijian
  • Finnish
  • French
  • Frisian
  • Friulian
  • G
  • Gaelic (Scottish)
  • Galician
  • German
  • Greek
  • Greek Polytonic
  • Greenlandic
  • Guaraní
  • H
  • Hungarian
  • I
  • Icelandic
  • Indonesian
  • Ingush
  • Irish
  • Italian
  • J
  • Japanese
  • K
  • Kabardian
  • Kalmyk
  • Karachay-Balkar
  • Karelian
  • Kazakh
  • Kinyarwanda (Ruanda)
  • Kirghiz
  • Kirundi (Rundi)
  • Kumyk
  • Kurdish (Latin)
  • L
  • Ladin
  • Lak
  • Latin
  • Latvian
  • Lezgi
  • Lithuanian
  • Luxembourgian
  • M
  • Macedonian
  • Malagasy
  • Malay (Latin)
  • Maltese
  • Maori
  • Moksha
  • Mongolian (Cyrillic)
  • N
  • Norwegian
  • O
  • Occitan
  • Oromo (Afan, Galla)
  • P
  • Papiamentu
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Q
  • Quechua
  • R
  • Rhaeto-Romance
  • Romani (Latin)
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Rusyn
  • Rutul
  • S
  • Samoan
  • Sardinian
  • Serbian (Cyrillic)
  • Serbian (Latin)
  • Shona
  • Slovak
  • Slovenian
  • Somali
  • Sorbian, Upper
  • Spanish
  • Swahili (Kiswahili)
  • Swedish
  • T
  • Tabasaran
  • Tagalog
  • Tahitian
  • Tatar
  • Tsonga
  • Tswana
  • Turkish
  • Turkmen
  • U
  • Uighur
  • Ukrainian
  • Uzbek
  • V
  • Vietnamese
  • W
  • Walloon
  • Welsh
  • Wolof
  • X
  • Xhosa
  • Z
  • Zulu
Historical Forms
hist hist
Standard Ligatures
flfi flfi
Replaces a sequence of glyphs with a ligature. Active by default.
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.
Bureaucrats are like custard pies; you can’t nail them to a wall.
— Frank Lloyd Wright
Punctuation
Uppercase
Lowercase
Modifiers
Ligatures
Currency
Symbols
Decimal
Other
Mathematical Operators
Miscellaneous
Letterlike
Geometric Shapes
Lowercase
Uppercase
Uppercase
Lowercase

The word "Text" in Goudy Text™ is short for Textura, and textura is the style of blackletter or gothic writing developed in Northern Europe in the middle ages. The use of space in blackletter is quite different from what we know about Roman letterforms. Lowercase forms in blackletter writing and typefaces must be evenly textured with black and white elements, like the texture of weaving or fabric. Capital letters can provide either an integration of the even texture (by the use of decoration in their construction) or, if they are wide and open and filled with white, they provide bright spots of visual emphasis. Goudy, despite being an American in the twentieth century, understood well the fundamental texture of medieval blackletter and the importance of both density and light. He designed Goudy Text in 1928 for Lanston Monotype after studying the type in Gutenberg's 42-line bible; still one of the best models for designers of blackletter typefaces. The lowercase of Goudy Text has impact and medieval authenticity. The standard caps have some Victorian eccentricities but are mostly well drawn. The alternate, or "Lombardic" caps are spectacular - they set beautifully with the lowercase letters, providing the proverbial shafts of light through the Gothic cathedral's stained glass windows. Use this potent font in sizes 14 point or larger, for Christmas greetings, certificates, wedding invitations, advertising, or music collateral pieces.

Goudy Text has 4 Styles