Alcuin

Designed by Gudrun Zapf-von Hesse in 1991, 1994. Published by URW++.

Starts at $20.00 for a single style and is available for:
URW Alcuin, designed exclusively for URW by Gudrun Zapf von Hesse, was released by URW in 1991. The namesake of this typeface was a calligrapher and advisor of Charlemagne responsible for the writing reform of the Carolingian era. The idea of the URW Alcuin typeface family was to develop a modern font based on the forms of the Carolingian miniscule. To create a text font that is perfect for a wide variety of applications, elements typical for handwriting had to be removed while still preserving the calligraphic flow and character. Alcuin is a very beautiful text typeface with with obvious calligraphic traces perfectly suited for book and magazine design as well as for office communication.
URW Alcuin, designed exclusively for URW by Gudrun Zapf von Hesse, was released by URW in 1991. The namesake of this typeface was a calligrapher and advisor of Charlemagne responsible for the writing reform of the Carolingian era. The idea of the URW Alcuin typeface family was to develop a modern font based on the forms of the Carolingian miniscule. To create a text font that is perfect for a wide variety of applications, elements typical for handwriting had to be removed while still preserving the calligraphic flow and character. Alcuin is a very beautiful text typeface with with obvious calligraphic traces perfectly suited for book and magazine design as well as for office communication.
Type to compare other characters
&
Light
&
Small Caps Light
&
Regular
&
Small Caps Regular
&
Discaps Bold (d)
&
Extra Bold
&
Small Caps Extra Bold
&
120
Bei jedem klugen Wort von Sokrates ruft Xanthippe zynisch: Quatsch! Dabei grüßt die Quellnixe freundlich am Bach. Verflixt öde …
70
Bei jedem klugen Wort von Sokrates ruft Xanthippe zynisch: Quatsch! Dabei grüßt die Quellnixe freundlich am Bach. Verflixt öde …
40
Bei jedem klugen Wort von Sokrates ruft Xanthippe zynisch: Quatsch! Dabei grüßt die Quellnixe freundlich am Bach. Verflixt öde …
25
Bei jedem klugen Wort von Sokrates ruft Xanthippe zynisch: Quatsch! Dabei grüßt die Quellnixe freundlich am Bach. Verflixt öde …
18
Bei jedem klugen Wort von Sokrates ruft Xanthippe zynisch: Quatsch! Dabei grüßt die Quellnixe freundlich am Bach. Verflixt öde …
12
Bei jedem klugen Wort von Sokrates ruft Xanthippe zynisch: Quatsch! Dabei grüßt die Quellnixe freundlich am Bach. Verflixt öde …
120
Bei jedem klugen Wort von Sokrates ruft Xanthippe zynisch: Quatsch! Dabei grüßt die Quellnixe freundlich am Bach. Verflixt öde …
70
Bei jedem klugen Wort von Sokrates ruft Xanthippe zynisch: Quatsch! Dabei grüßt die Quellnixe freundlich am Bach. Verflixt öde …
40
Bei jedem klugen Wort von Sokrates ruft Xanthippe zynisch: Quatsch! Dabei grüßt die Quellnixe freundlich am Bach. Verflixt öde …
25
Bei jedem klugen Wort von Sokrates ruft Xanthippe zynisch: Quatsch! Dabei grüßt die Quellnixe freundlich am Bach. Verflixt öde …
18
Bei jedem klugen Wort von Sokrates ruft Xanthippe zynisch: Quatsch! Dabei grüßt die Quellnixe freundlich am Bach. Verflixt öde …
12
Bei jedem klugen Wort von Sokrates ruft Xanthippe zynisch: Quatsch! Dabei grüßt die Quellnixe freundlich am Bach. Verflixt öde …

Alcuin® supports 108 different languages such as Spanish, English, Portuguese, Russian, German, French and Greek in Cyrillic, Other, Latin, and Greek scripts. (Please note that not all languages are available for all formats.)

View all 108 languages

Çifteli
Bağlama
Kanklės
Clárseach
Campanólogo
Säkkipilli
Viola campaniça

Languages

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

Common Languages

  • Spanish
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • German
  • French
  • Greek

Cyrillic

  • A
  • Adyghe
  • Azerbaijani (Cyrillic)
  • B
  • Belarusian (Cyrillic)
  • Bulgarian
  • C
  • Chechen (Cyrillic)
  • E
  • Erzya
  • I
  • Ingush
  • K
  • Kabardian
  • Kalmyk
  • Karachay-Balkar
  • Kazakh
  • Kirghiz
  • Kumyk
  • L
  • Lak
  • Lezgi
  • M
  • Macedonian
  • Moksha
  • Mongolian (Cyrillic)
  • R
  • Russian
  • Rusyn
  • Rutul
  • S
  • Serbian (Cyrillic)
  • T
  • Tabasaran
  • Tatar
  • Turkmen
  • U
  • Ukrainian
  • Uzbek

Other

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

Latin

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

Greek

  • G
  • Greek
The
Black
Phlegmatics
Proportional Figures
167 167
Tabular Figures
167 167
Fractions
135/167 135/167
Lining Figures
167 167
Oldstyle Figures
167 167
Superscript
167 167
Replaces character with superscript version.
Case-Sensitive Forms
(H-o) (H-o)
Shifts punctuation up to a position that works better with all-caps text.
Standard Ligatures
flfi flfi
Replaces a sequence of glyphs with a ligature. Active by default.
Ordinals
1a2o 1a2o
Replaces characters with ordinal forms for use after figures.
View this style in detail
The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought of the greatest artist.
— Michelangelo
View this style in detail
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
Phonetic Extensions
ə
Modifiers
ʼ
ˆ
ˇ
ˉ
˘
˙
˚
˛
˜
˝
Ligatures
Currency
$
¢
£
¤
¥
Symbols
+
<
=
>
|
~
¬
±
×
÷
Decimal
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Other
²
³
¹
¼
½
¾
Mathematical Operators
Superscripts and Subscripts
Number Forms
Miscellaneous
¦
©
®
°
Letterlike
Geometric Shapes
Lowercase
µ
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
ĥ
ħ
ĩ
ī
ĭ
į
ı
ij
ĵ
ķ
ĸ
ĺ
ļ
ľ
ŀ
ł
ń
ņ
ň
ʼn
ŋ
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
ƒ
dž
lj
nj
ǎ
ǒ
ǔ
ǝ
ǧ
ǵ
ǻ
ǽ
ǿ
ȁ
ș
ț
ȧ
ȷ
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
Ĩ
Ī
Ĭ
Į
İ
IJ
Ĵ
Ķ
Ĺ
Ļ
Ľ
Ŀ
Ł
Ń
Ņ
Ň
Ŋ
Ō
Ŏ
Ő
Œ
Ŕ
Ŗ
Ř
Ś
Ŝ
Ş
Š
Ţ
Ť
Ŧ
Ũ
Ū
Ŭ
Ů
Ű
Ų
Ŵ
Ŷ
Ÿ
Ź
Ż
Ž
Ə
DŽ
LJ
NJ
Ǎ
Ǒ
Ǔ
Ǧ
Ǵ
Ǻ
Ǽ
Ǿ
Ȁ
Ș
Ț
Ȧ
Titlecase
Dž
Lj
Nj
Uppercase
Ά
Έ
Ή
Ί
Ό
Ύ
Ώ
Α
Β
Γ
Δ
Ε
Ζ
Η
Θ
Ι
Κ
Λ
Μ
Ν
Ξ
Ο
Π
Ρ
Σ
Τ
Υ
Φ
Χ
Ψ
Ω
Ϊ
Ϋ
Lowercase
ΐ
ά
έ
ή
ί
ΰ
α
β
γ
δ
ε
ζ
η
θ
ι
κ
λ
μ
ν
ξ
ο
π
ρ
ς
σ
τ
υ
φ
χ
ψ
ω
ϊ
ϋ
ό
ύ
ώ
ϑ
ϕ
Uppercase
Ѐ
Ё
Ђ
Ѓ
Є
Ѕ
І
Ї
Ј
Љ
Њ
Ћ
Ќ
Ѝ
Ў
Џ
А
Б
В
Г
Д
Е
Ж
З
И
Й
К
Л
М
Н
О
П
Р
С
Т
У
Ф
Х
Ц
Ч
Ш
Щ
Ъ
Ы
Ь
Э
Ю
Я
Ґ
Ғ
Җ
Қ
Ҝ
Ң
Ү
Ұ
Ҳ
Ҷ
Ҹ
Һ
Ӏ
Ә
Ӣ
Ө
Ӯ
Lowercase
а
б
в
г
д
е
ж
з
и
й
к
л
м
н
о
п
р
с
т
у
ф
х
ц
ч
ш
щ
ъ
ы
ь
э
ю
я
ѐ
ё
ђ
ѓ
є
ѕ
і
ї
ј
љ
њ
ћ
ќ
ѝ
ў
џ
ґ
ғ
җ
қ
ҝ
ң
ү
ұ
ҳ
ҷ
ҹ
һ
ӏ
ә
ӣ
ө
ӯ
Alcuin® has 7 Styles