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Recta™

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About this font family

Recta was one of Aldo Novarese’s earliest contributions to the massive surge of the European sans serif genre that was booming in the middle of the 20th century. Initially published just one year after Neue Haas Grotesk came out of Switzerland and Univers out of France, and at a time when Akzidenz Grotesk and DIN were riding high in Germany and Gill Sans was making waves in Great Britain, it was intended to compete with all of those foundry faces, and later came to be known as the “Italian Helvetica”. It maintains traditional simplicity as its high point of functionality, while showing minimal infusion of humanistic traits. It shows that the construct of the grotesk does not have to be rigid, and can indeed have a touch of Italian flair. More…

While the original Recta family lacked a proper suite of weights and widths, this digital version comes in five weights, corresponding italics, four condensed fonts, and small caps in four weights. It also includes a wide-ranging character set for extended Latin language support.

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available in all of the styles in this family:
Any OpenType Features Basic Latin/English letters West European diacritics Euro Ligatures Central Europe Baltic Turkish Romanian OpenType Alternates Other OpenType



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Recta Light

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Recta Light Italic

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Recta

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Recta Italic

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Recta Medium

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Recta Medium Italic

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Recta Bold

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Recta Bold Italic

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Recta ExtraBold

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Recta ExtraBold Italic

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Recta Light Condensed

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Recta Condensed

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Recta Medium Condensed

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Recta Bold Condensed

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Recta Light Small Caps

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Recta Small Caps

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Recta Medium Small Caps

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Recta Bold Small Caps

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Available formats

available in all of the styles:
OpenType OTF   Windows TrueType  


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