Ruca

Designed by Jörn Oelsner in 2010. Published by URW++.

Starts at $49.00 for a single style and is available for:
Since my first contact with blackletters in 1999, I became more and more fascinated by these artistic looking typefaces. It all started in the USA at the age of 16, when I took an art class. I decided to trace some blackletter typefaces because they looked very interesting. From this point on I was intrigued by blackletter fonts from all over the world. I studied their different body structures and their cultural background as well as the type designers behind it. Full of information and inspiration I started to draw my own blackletter typeface in 2006.   While studying in Hamburg I got in touch with the studio of URW++, where I got skilled in type software and development. Creating a type takes an eye for detail and patience but also lots of time and so it took almost 4 years until the project was finished. And so Ruca was born.  Ruca is a refined and expanded typeface. When you look at the spines, the tails or the flags you can see the detailed drawing, which makes the font also extremely good looking in very tall letters. The full character set contains over 400 characters, many ligatures, two number sets and all important currency symbols. Over 300 kerning pairs and many OTF-features make the font easy in use for professional type applications. The typeface is very well applicable for strong headlines and mastheads. Because of its unique appearance, Ruca is perfectly suitable professional graphic applications such as fashion design or branding.  So welcome Ruca.
Since my first contact with blackletters in 1999, I became more and more fascinated by these artistic looking typefaces. It all started in the USA at the age of 16, when I took an art class. I decided to trace some blackletter typefaces because they looked very interesting. From this point on I was intrigued by blackletter fonts from all over the world. I studied their different body structures and their cultural background as well as the type designers behind it. Full of information and inspiration I started to draw my own blackletter typeface in 2006. While studying in Hamburg I got in touch with the studio of URW++, where I got skilled in type software and development. Creating a type takes an eye for detail and patience but also lots of time and so it took almost 4 years until the project was finished. And so Ruca was born. Ruca is a refined and expanded typeface. When you look at the spines, the tails or the flags you can see the detailed drawing, which makes the font also extremely good looking in very tall letters. The full character set contains over 400 characters, many ligatures, two number sets and all important currency symbols. Over 300 kerning pairs and many OTF-features make the font easy in use for professional type applications. The typeface is very well applicable for strong headlines and mastheads. Because of its unique appearance, Ruca is perfectly suitable professional graphic applications such as fashion design or branding. So welcome Ruca.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

Ruca supports 64 different languages such as Spanish, English, Portuguese and French in Latin, Other, and Cyrillic scripts. (Please note that not all languages are available for all formats.)

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Morača
Vézère
Üçköprü
Emajõgi
Rhône
Pøleå
Maçãs

Languages

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

Common Languages

  • Spanish
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • French

Latin

  • A
  • Afrikaans
  • Albanian
  • Asturian
  • B
  • Basque
  • Breton
  • C
  • Catalan
  • Cornish
  • Corsican
  • Czech
  • D
  • Danish
  • E
  • English
  • Estonian
  • F
  • Faroese
  • Finnish
  • French
  • Frisian
  • Friulian
  • G
  • Galician
  • H
  • Hungarian
  • I
  • Icelandic
  • Indonesian
  • Irish
  • Italian
  • K
  • Karelian
  • Kurdish (Latin)
  • L
  • Ladin
  • Latin
  • Latvian
  • M
  • Malay (Latin)
  • Maltese
  • Maori
  • O
  • Occitan
  • P
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • R
  • Rhaeto-Romance
  • Romani (Latin)
  • S
  • Samoan
  • Sardinian
  • Slovak
  • Somali
  • Sorbian, Upper
  • Spanish
  • T
  • Tahitian
  • Tsonga
  • Tswana
  • Turkish
  • W
  • Walloon
  • Welsh
  • X
  • Xhosa
  • Z
  • Zulu

Other

  • A
  • Afar
  • F
  • Fijian
  • G
  • Gaelic (Scottish)
  • K
  • Kinyarwanda (Ruanda)
  • Kirundi (Rundi)
  • O
  • Oromo (Afan, Galla)
  • P
  • Papiamentu
  • Q
  • Quechua
  • S
  • Shona
  • Swahili (Kiswahili)
  • T
  • Tagalog
  • U
  • Uighur

Cyrillic

  • K
  • Kazakh
  • T
  • Turkmen
The
Black
Phlegmatics
Standard Ligatures
flfi flfi
Terminal Forms
Type Type
Historical Forms
hist hist
Replaces letters with historical variants that may appear anachronistic today. The best-known example is the long form of s.
Superscript
167 167
Fractions
135/167 135/167
Replaces figures separated by a slash with 'common' (diagonal) fractions.
Case-Sensitive Forms
(H-o) (H-o)
Small Capitals
Small Small
Turns lowercase letters into small caps.
Ordinals
1a2o 1a2o
Replaces characters with ordinal forms for use after figures.
Brands today need to be more nimble and responsive.
— Karl Isaac
Punctuation
!
"
#
%
&
'
(
)
*
,
-
.
/
:
;
?
@
[
\
]
_
`
{
}
¡
§
¨
¯
´
·
¸
¿
·
Uppercase
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z
Lowercase
a
b
c
d
e
f
g
h
i
j
k
l
m
n
o
p
q
r
s
t
u
v
w
x
y
z
Modifiers
ʼ
ˆ
ˇ
ˉ
˘
˙
˚
˛
˜
˝
Ligatures
Currency
$
¢
£
¤
¥
Symbols
+
=
|
±
×
÷
Decimal
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Other
¼
½
¾
Mathematical Operators
Superscripts and Subscripts
Number Forms
Miscellaneous
¦
©
®
°
Letterlike
Uppercase
À
Á
Â
Ã
Ä
Å
Æ
Ç
È
É
Ê
Ë
Ì
Í
Î
Ï
Ð
Ñ
Ò
Ó
Ô
Õ
Ö
Ø
Ù
Ú
Û
Ü
Ý
Þ
Ā
Ă
Ą
Ć
Ĉ
Ċ
Č
Ď
Đ
Ē
Ĕ
Ė
Ę
Ě
Ĝ
Ğ
Ġ
Ģ
Ĥ
Ħ
Ī
Į
İ
IJ
Ĵ
Ķ
Ĺ
Ļ
Ľ
Ŀ
Ł
Ń
Ņ
Ň
Ō
Ő
Œ
Ŕ
Ŗ
Ř
Ś
Ŝ
Ş
Š
Ţ
Ť
Ū
Ů
Ű
Ų
Ŵ
Ŷ
Ÿ
Ź
Ż
Ž
Ǎ
Ǔ
Ǧ
Ǵ
Ț
Ȧ
Lowercase
ß
à
á
â
ã
ä
å
æ
ç
è
é
ê
ë
ì
í
î
ï
ð
ñ
ò
ó
ô
õ
ö
ø
ù
ú
û
ü
ý
þ
ÿ
ā
ă
ą
ć
ĉ
ċ
č
ď
đ
ē
ĕ
ė
ę
ě
ĝ
ğ
ġ
ģ
ħ
ī
ĭ
į
ı
ij
ĵ
ķ
ĸ
ĺ
ļ
ľ
ŀ
ł
ń
ņ
ň
ō
ŏ
ő
œ
ŕ
ŗ
ř
ś
ŝ
ş
š
ţ
ť
ŧ
ũ
ū
ŭ
ů
ű
ų
ŵ
ŷ
ź
ż
ž
ſ
ƒ
ǎ
ǔ
ǧ
ș
ț
ȧ
ȷ
Ruca has 1 Style