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Diaconia Old Style

by Hackberry

About this font family

Diaconia Old Style is a new rendition of my workhorse body copy font that I originally designed to use for the body copy of “Printing in a Digital World.” I became increasingly upset with the lack of lowercase numbers and true small caps. Diaconia started life as a modification of one of the Dutch Bible fonts I traced. It has changed a lot since then (although I have a hard time telling how much because I have lost the original). The plain and italic work especially well when used in very large sizes as display faces. The other four variants (small caps, heavy, heavy italic, and black) are designed for use in book production. Because I format all my own books, I was able to design fonts that met my needs exactly: lowercase numbers, SMALL CAPS font, Mac Command, Option, and Control symbols, ballot box in the section slot, and several other special characters. More…

DiaconiaPro is the OpenType family of my body copy workhorse. This is the first font family I ever created: classic, elegant, easy to read. 583 characters: small caps, oldstyle figures, numerators, denominators, lining figures, accents and a lot more.

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Glyph coverage

available in all of the styles in this family:
Basic Latin/English letters West European diacritics

only available in some of the styles in this family:
Any OpenType Features Euro Ligatures Small Caps Central Europe Baltic Turkish Romanian Other OpenType Dingbats & Symbols


Available formats

only available in some of the styles:
OpenType OTF   Windows TrueType  

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