The Ionics, or Clarendons, made their first appearance in 1845 by Thorowgood and Co., with a typeface attributed to Robert Besley with punches engraved by Benjamin Fox. This popular style, known for having a bold and solid structure, low contrast, vertical stress, strong bracketed serifs and a large x-height was a consequence of the decreasing quality of printing mainly dominated by the Modern style types with high contrast. As most of the slab serifs, Claredons are basically made from a modern type structure with decreasing contrast. Sebenta represents is a fresh new approach of this style. Instead of using a modern typeface structure, Sebenta makes it use of some elements belonging to the old style typeface, such as angled terminals in the capitals: E, F, L, T and Z and S, but in C, G and S; and in lowercase c, s and z. Sebenta comes in five weights, ranging from Light to Heavy with matching italics and extended character set. A truly workhorse for any sort of graphic printed or screen job. We are currently working on a Mono and a Semi-mono version as well a Wide Bold, to be released soon.
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Version 1.0 — Aug. 2021
Open Type features
Proportional Lining Figures
Tabular Lining Figures
Afrikaans, Albanian, Asu, Azerbaijani, Basque, Bemba, Bena, Bosnian, Catalan, Cebuano, Chiga, Colognian, Cornish, Corsican, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Embu, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Filipino, Finnish, French, Friulian, Galician, Ganda, German, Gusii, Hungarian, Icelandic, Ido, Inari Sami, Indonesian, Interlingua, Irish, Italian, Javanese, Jju, Jola-Fonyi, Kabuverdianu, Kalaallisut, Kalenjin, Kamba, Kikuyu, Kinyarwanda, Kurdish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Lojban, Low German, Lower Sorbian, Luo, Luxembourgish, Luyia, Machame, Makhuwa-Meetto, Makonde, Malagasy, Malay, Maltese, Manx, Maori, Meru, Morisyen, North Ndebele, Northern Sami, Northern Sotho, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Nyanja, Nyankole, Occitan, Oromo, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Romansh, Rombo, Rundi, Rwa, Samburu, Sango, Sangu, Sardinian, Scottish Gaelic, Sena, Shambala, Shona, Slovak, Slovenian, Soga, Somali, South Ndebele, Southern Sotho, Spanish, Swahili, Swati, Swedish, Swiss German, Taita, Taroko, Teso, Tsonga, Tswana, Turkish, Turkmen, Upper Sorbian, Vunjo, Walloon, Walser, Welsh, Western Frisian, Wolof, Xhosa & Zulu
About this Character Set
Characters with more than one vertical position such as small figures are only displayed once.
Characters with more than one advanced width, such as figures, are only displayed once.
Case sensitive glyphs are not displayed.