About this font family
Anadolu was inspired by the distinct style of sign lettering in rural Turkey, and refined based on sign lettering in Hungary. Shown here are samples in Turkish and Hungarian, as well as Finnish and Estonian, two other languages in the Finno-Ugric language group with Hungarian.
The slight curve at the tops of ascenders and bottoms of descenders is inspired by the linguistic process of “vowel harmony” in Turkish and Hungarian.
Anadolu is the Turkish name for Anatolia, the peninsula where Turkey lies. The name recalls another sans-serif typeface named for its country of origin. More…
The tittle on the i is reimagined as a diacritic, and the dotless ı is reimagined as the basic, prototypical i.
Too many typefaces treat diacritics as afterthoughts. Since diacritics are integral to the languages that inspired Anadolu, they were designed as core components of the typeface.