Poetica

Designed by Robert Slimbach in 1992. Published by Adobe.

Starts at $29 for a single style and is available for:
Regular
120
J’ai vu un punk afghan et deux clowns aux Monsieur Jack. Où l'obèse jury mûr? Mon pauvre zébu ankylosé choque deux fois ton wagon jaune.
70
J’ai vu un punk afghan et deux clowns aux Monsieur Jack. Où l'obèse jury mûr? Mon pauvre zébu ankylosé choque deux fois ton wagon jaune.
40
J’ai vu un punk afghan et deux clowns aux Monsieur Jack. Où l'obèse jury mûr? Mon pauvre zébu ankylosé choque deux fois ton wagon jaune.
25
J’ai vu un punk afghan et deux clowns aux Monsieur Jack. Où l'obèse jury mûr? Mon pauvre zébu ankylosé choque deux fois ton wagon jaune.
18
J’ai vu un punk afghan et deux clowns aux Monsieur Jack. Où l'obèse jury mûr? Mon pauvre zébu ankylosé choque deux fois ton wagon jaune.
12
J’ai vu un punk afghan et deux clowns aux Monsieur Jack. Où l'obèse jury mûr? Mon pauvre zébu ankylosé choque deux fois ton wagon jaune.

Poetica 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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Tambëloriz
Éclair
Bethmännchen
Ensaïmada
Rönttönen
Prinsesstårta
Laufabrauð
Koldskål

Languages

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
Lining Figures
167 167
Proportional Figures
167 167
Tabular Figures
167 167
Slashed Zero
0 0
Superscript
167 167
Fractions
135/167 135/167
Oldstyle Figures
167 167
Changes figures from the default lining style to oldstyle form.
Small Capitals
Small Small
Small Capitals From Capitals
CAPS CAPS
Case-Sensitive Forms
(H-o) (H-o)
Shifts punctuation up to a position that works better with all-caps text.
Standard Ligatures
flfi flfi
Historical Forms
hist hist
Replaces letters with historical variants that may appear anachronistic today. The best-known example is the long form of s.
Ordinals
1a2o 1a2o
Replaces characters with ordinal forms for use after figures.
Poetry is very similar to music, only less notes and more words.
— Eddie Izzard
Punctuation
Uppercase
Lowercase
Modifiers
Ligatures
Currency
Symbols
Decimal
Other
Mathematical Operators
Superscripts and Subscripts
Number Forms
Miscellaneous
Letterlike
Geometric Shapes
Lowercase
Uppercase
Lowercase

Poetica font was designed by Robert Slimbach in 1992 with particularly generous characters. The typeface family consists of 21 weights to allow for an unusual variety of design possibilities within one typeface family. Numerous swash letters, ornaments and ligatures remind one of the early Renaissance and its unforgettable masters, for example, Giambattista Palatino, who later gave his name to Hermann Zapf's creation. Slimbach used the Lettera Cancellaresca as a model for his typeface, the cultivated humanistic italic which later served as a point of departure for the development of italics of the Renaissance and thereafter. Lettera Cancellaresca is very legible, extremely harmonic and impressively beautiful. The early forms display two different compositional tendencies, namely the static of the simple vertical capitals and the italic dynamic of the slanted lower case alphabet, as shown in the weight Chancery 4. The capitals later conform to the slant of the lower case, as shown in the weights Chancery 1-3. Poetica font should be set according to the included suggestion in order to see the full benefit of its grace and beauty.

Poetica has 1 Style