About this font family
Sanzettica is a very easy-to-read sans-serif typeface with a design principle of open, rounded characters with at least 3 weights being suitable for large bodies of text. Legibility is augmented by the quite large x-height, giving lower case letters increased prominence in mixed text. More…
Sanzettica comes in 9 weights and these have been numbered in the menu name (unconventionally but helpfully we think) in ascending order of heaviness from 1 Thin, 2 Light up to 9 Max. This makes accessing the required weight simpler and more logical, and preferable to the normal alphabetic order which is disjointed with regard to the font’s weight. (In full the weights are Thin, Light, Regular, Bold, Heavy, Black, Ultra, Mega, Max.) This makes it both easy-to-read and easy-to-use - the second design principle being that it should be simplicity itself for the user. Although this foundry is not generally a great enthusiast for ligatures, the basic Sanzettica fonts have special ligatures for St. Rd. Mr. & Mc (for Scottish Surnames).
And of course there’s a wide range of accented characters for both Western and Eastern European languages; class kerning for Open Type; and fractions and inferior and superior numbers. Also Condensed and Expanded versions are available in the Complete Set. The name was intended to be a working title during the development of the font, but so far, despite the obvious shortcomings, the font has stubbornly refused to yield to any process of renaming.