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Apolline Std

Apolline® Std by Typofonderie
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Apolline Std Font Family was designed by Jean François Porchez, and published by Typofonderie. Apolline Std contains 6 styles and family package options. More about this family
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Apolline Std Regular
Apolline Std Regular
Apolline Std Italic
Apolline Std Bold
Apolline Std Bold Italic
Apolline Std Extra Bold
Apolline Std Extra Bold Italic

Apolline Std Regular - Glyph Count: 281

This is a listing of all 281 glyphs contained in the font, including OpenType variants that may only be accessible via OpenType-aware applications.

Each basic character (“A”) is followed by Unicode variants of the same character (Á, Ä…), then OpenType variants (small caps, alternates, ligatures…). This way you can see all the variations on a single character in one place.

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    Apolline Std Regular
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    Apolline Std Italic
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    Apolline Std Bold
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  • Apolline Std Regular image
  • Full Font Name: Apolline Std
    Family Name: Apolline Std
    Sub-Family Name: Regular
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 1.6
    Glyph Count: 281
    File Size: 69476
    Character Sets: ASCII,EBCDIC-CP-BE (Western Europe),IBM CP 037 (English),IBM CP 1140 (Western Europe),ISO Latin-15 (Western Europe),MS CP 1252 (Western Europe)
    OT Features: aalt case frac kern liga lnum locl ordn sups
    Supported Languages: Catalan, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Icelandic, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Portuguese, Albanian, Swedish
  • Apolline Std Italic image
  • Full Font Name: Apolline Std Italic
    Family Name: Apolline Std
    Sub-Family Name: Italic
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 1.6
    Glyph Count: 281
    File Size: 70108
    Character Sets: ASCII,EBCDIC-CP-BE (Western Europe),IBM CP 037 (English),IBM CP 1140 (Western Europe),ISO Latin-15 (Western Europe),MS CP 1252 (Western Europe)
    OT Features: aalt case frac kern liga lnum locl ordn sups
    Supported Languages: Catalan, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Icelandic, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Portuguese, Albanian, Swedish
  • Apolline Std Bold image
  • Full Font Name: Apolline Std Book Bold
    Family Name: Apolline Std Book
    Sub-Family Name: Bold
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 1.6
    Glyph Count: 281
    File Size: 69716
    Character Sets: ASCII,EBCDIC-CP-BE (Western Europe),IBM CP 037 (English),IBM CP 1140 (Western Europe),ISO Latin-15 (Western Europe),MS CP 1252 (Western Europe)
    OT Features: aalt case frac kern liga lnum locl ordn sups
    Supported Languages: Catalan, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Icelandic, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Portuguese, Albanian, Swedish
  • Apolline Std Bold Italic image
  • Full Font Name: Apolline Std Book Bold Italic
    Family Name: Apolline Std Book
    Sub-Family Name: Bold Italic
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 1.6
    Glyph Count: 281
    File Size: 70340
    Character Sets: ASCII,EBCDIC-CP-BE (Western Europe),IBM CP 037 (English),IBM CP 1140 (Western Europe),ISO Latin-15 (Western Europe),MS CP 1252 (Western Europe)
    OT Features: aalt case frac kern liga lnum locl ordn sups
    Supported Languages: Catalan, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Icelandic, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Portuguese, Albanian, Swedish
  • Apolline Std Extra Bold image
  • Full Font Name: Apolline Std ExtraBold
    Family Name: Apolline Std ExtraBold
    Sub-Family Name: Regular
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 1.6
    Glyph Count: 281
    File Size: 69800
    Character Sets: ASCII,EBCDIC-CP-BE (Western Europe),IBM CP 037 (English),IBM CP 1140 (Western Europe),ISO Latin-15 (Western Europe),MS CP 1252 (Western Europe)
    OT Features: aalt case frac kern liga lnum locl ordn sups
    Supported Languages: Catalan, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Icelandic, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Portuguese, Albanian, Swedish
  • Apolline Std Extra Bold Italic image
  • Full Font Name: Apolline Std ExtraBold Italic
    Family Name: Apolline Std ExtraBold
    Sub-Family Name: Italic
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 1.6
    Glyph Count: 281
    File Size: 70548
    Character Sets: ASCII,EBCDIC-CP-BE (Western Europe),IBM CP 037 (English),IBM CP 1140 (Western Europe),ISO Latin-15 (Western Europe),MS CP 1252 (Western Europe)
    OT Features: aalt case frac kern liga lnum locl ordn sups
    Supported Languages: Catalan, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Icelandic, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Portuguese, Albanian, Swedish

Licensing Options

You can use this font in any of the following places. Read the full EULA text for details about each license. If you have a usage in mind that's not covered by these licenses, contact us and we'll see what we can do.

Desktop: for use on a desktop workstation

For the most common uses, both personal and professional, for use in desktop applications with a font menu.

For example:

  • Install the font on your Mac OS X or Windows system
  • Use the font within desktop applications such as Microsoft Word, Mac Pages, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, etc.
  • Create and print documents, as well as static images (.jpeg, .tiff, .png)

Desktop licenses are based on the number of users of the fonts; in other words, the number of computers in which the font will be installed. You can change the number of users by clicking the quantity dropdown option on Buying Choices or Cart pages.

Please be sure to review the listing foundry's Desktop license agreement as some restrictions may apply—such as use in logos/trademarks, geographic restrictions (number of locations), and products that will be sold.

Adding users later:

Desktop licenses are cumulative. If you require a Desktop license that covers additional users, simply place a new order for the same Desktop package, for the number of additional users.

Apolline Std Desktop EULA

About Apolline Std Font Family


A Venetian serif in 6 styles


The Apolline typeface family was created by Jean François Porchez as a means to study the transition from Renaissance writing into the first printing types. Rather than sticking to the method commonly used these days for the creation of revivals of Jenson or Bembo types, it seemed more interesting to try and get in the same mindset as those exceptional designers during this pivotal period in the history of typography. Thus Apolline is an exploration of the design methods used by people like Nicolas Jenson and his contemporaries for adapting handwriting with its multiple occurrences (a, a, a, b, b, b…) into single, unique signs (a, b…).


Initially Jean François made drawings modelled after his own calligraphy. They were done at a very small size on tracing paper (2 cm high for the capitals) to preserve the irregularity of human handwriting. Besides emphasising the horizontal parts of the letter forms, the serifs were designed asymmetrically to reinforce the rhythm of the writing. The final drawings were produced at a large size (10 cm high for the capitals) to allow for subtle optimisation of specific details.


The very narrow and fluid Apolline italic

Influenced by various concepts for an ideal italic by Van Krimpen, Gill, etc. Apolline italic was designed at 8° degrees. Although the structure of the letterforms were informed by chancery scripts, the italic has full serifs like the roman. Very narrow and fluid, its unique design creates a good contrast when used in combination with its upright counterparts. Thanks to the presence of the serifs similar to roman typefaces it sets very neatly in large sizes.


The next step was digitising the drawings with Ikarus (the pre-Bézier-curves era) to create the final roman and italic fonts. Two years later, when the family was expanded to six series the same method was used, this time with Fontographer. This was necessary for correcting a few problems caused by the conversion to Bézier outlines, and to add intermediate weights. Before the advent of feature-rich OpenType, quality type families consisted of several separate fonts for each weight to provide users with various sets of numerals, an extended ligature set and alternates, ornaments, and so on.


Introducing Apolline


Morisawa Awards 1993

Designers: Jean François Porchez

Publisher: Typofonderie

Foundry: Typofonderie

Design Owner: Typofonderie

MyFonts debut: Mar 25, 2001

Apolline® Std is a registered trademark of Typofonderie.