Ebnor is a digital version of the ‘Écriture Bâton Normalisée’ (Standardized Sans Serif) presented by M. Brun in a self published booklet of 1959.
The shape of letters respect the standard E-04-105 edited by the French Association for Standardization (AFNOR). The letters are drawned with a round nib pen. The basic unit is the height of a lower case ‘c’: all capitals are 1.6 ‘c’ height, upper case A V and M are 8 ‘c’ large, W 12, etc. The italic is a sloped roman at an angle of 15°.
Ebnor scrupulously respects the recommendations of the author. Nevertheless, the booklet only give models for the basic 26 upper case, 26 lower case, and 10 figures. The other 500 glyphs, and the spacing, has been designed by Nonpareille.