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Compacta

Compacta™ by ITC
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Compacta Font Family was designed by Fred Lambert, and published by ITC. Compacta contains 8 styles and family package options. More about this family
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Compacta Light
Compacta Light
Compacta Regular
Compacta Bold
Compacta Italic
Compacta Bold Italic
Compacta Black
Compacta Light Compressed
Compacta Black Poster

Compacta Light - Glyph Count: 255

This is a listing of all 255 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.

Compacta Light image
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    Compacta Light
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    Compacta Regular
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    Compacta Bold
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    Compacta Italic
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    Compacta Bold Italic
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    Compacta Black
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    Compacta Light Compressed
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    Compacta Black Poster
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  • Compacta Light image
  • Full Font Name: CompactaLTStd-Light
    Family Name: Compacta LT Std Light
    Sub-Family Name: Regular
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 1.200;PS 001.002;hotconv 1.0.38
    Glyph Count: 255
    File Size: 31976
    Character Sets: ASCII,EBCDIC-CP-BE (Western Europe),IBM CP 037 (English),IBM CP 1140 (Western Europe),ISO Latin-1,ISO Latin-15 (Western Europe),MS CP 1252 (Western Europe),Mac Icelandic,Mac Roman
    OT Features: aalt case dlig dpng frac liga ordn ornm sups
    Supported Languages: Catalan, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Albanian, Swedish
  • Compacta Regular image
  • Full Font Name: CompactaPro-Regular
    Family Name: Compacta Pro
    Sub-Family Name: Regular
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 1.00
    Glyph Count: 388
    File Size: 55400
    Character Sets: ASCII,EBCDIC-CP-BE (Western Europe),IBM CP 037 (English),IBM CP 1026 (Turkish),IBM CP 1140 (Western Europe),ISO Latin-1,ISO Latin-13 (Baltic),ISO Latin-15 (Western Europe),ISO Latin-16 (South-Eastern Europe),ISO Latin-2 (Central and Eastern Europe),ISO Latin-3 (Esperanto, Maltese),ISO Latin-9 (Turkish),MS CP 1250 (Central and Eastern Europe),MS CP 1252 (Western Europe),MS CP 1254 (Turkish),MS CP 1257 (Baltic),Mac Central Europe,Mac Icelandic,Mac Roman,Mac Turkish
    OT Features: aalt dlig frac kern liga locl ordn sups
    Supported Languages: Bosnian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Swedish, Turkish
  • Compacta Bold image
  • Full Font Name: CompactaPro-Bold
    Family Name: Compacta Pro
    Sub-Family Name: Bold
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 1.00
    Glyph Count: 388
    File Size: 56176
    Character Sets: ASCII,EBCDIC-CP-BE (Western Europe),IBM CP 037 (English),IBM CP 1026 (Turkish),IBM CP 1140 (Western Europe),ISO Latin-1,ISO Latin-13 (Baltic),ISO Latin-15 (Western Europe),ISO Latin-16 (South-Eastern Europe),ISO Latin-2 (Central and Eastern Europe),ISO Latin-3 (Esperanto, Maltese),ISO Latin-9 (Turkish),MS CP 1250 (Central and Eastern Europe),MS CP 1252 (Western Europe),MS CP 1254 (Turkish),MS CP 1257 (Baltic),Mac Central Europe,Mac Icelandic,Mac Roman,Mac Turkish
    OT Features: aalt dlig frac kern liga locl ordn sups
    Supported Languages: Bosnian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Swedish, Turkish
  • Compacta Italic image
  • Full Font Name: CompactaPro-Italic
    Family Name: Compacta Pro
    Sub-Family Name: Italic
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 1.00
    Glyph Count: 388
    File Size: 96476
    Character Sets: ASCII,EBCDIC-CP-BE (Western Europe),IBM CP 037 (English),IBM CP 1026 (Turkish),IBM CP 1140 (Western Europe),ISO Latin-1,ISO Latin-13 (Baltic),ISO Latin-15 (Western Europe),ISO Latin-16 (South-Eastern Europe),ISO Latin-2 (Central and Eastern Europe),ISO Latin-3 (Esperanto, Maltese),ISO Latin-9 (Turkish),MS CP 1250 (Central and Eastern Europe),MS CP 1252 (Western Europe),MS CP 1254 (Turkish),MS CP 1257 (Baltic),Mac Central Europe,Mac Icelandic,Mac Roman,Mac Turkish
    OT Features: aalt dlig frac kern liga locl ordn sups
    Supported Languages: Bosnian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Swedish, Turkish
  • Compacta Bold Italic image
  • Full Font Name: CompactaPro-BoldItalic
    Family Name: Compacta Pro
    Sub-Family Name: Bold Italic
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 1.00
    Glyph Count: 388
    File Size: 58752
    Character Sets: ASCII,EBCDIC-CP-BE (Western Europe),IBM CP 037 (English),IBM CP 1026 (Turkish),IBM CP 1140 (Western Europe),ISO Latin-1,ISO Latin-13 (Baltic),ISO Latin-15 (Western Europe),ISO Latin-16 (South-Eastern Europe),ISO Latin-2 (Central and Eastern Europe),ISO Latin-3 (Esperanto, Maltese),ISO Latin-9 (Turkish),MS CP 1250 (Central and Eastern Europe),MS CP 1252 (Western Europe),MS CP 1254 (Turkish),MS CP 1257 (Baltic),Mac Central Europe,Mac Icelandic,Mac Roman,Mac Turkish
    OT Features: aalt dlig frac kern liga locl ordn sups
    Supported Languages: Bosnian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Swedish, Turkish
  • Compacta Black image
  • Full Font Name: CompactaLTStd-Black
    Family Name: Compacta LT Std Black
    Sub-Family Name: Regular
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 1.200;PS 001.002;hotconv 1.0.38
    Glyph Count: 255
    File Size: 33156
    Character Sets: ASCII,EBCDIC-CP-BE (Western Europe),IBM CP 037 (English),IBM CP 1140 (Western Europe),ISO Latin-1,ISO Latin-15 (Western Europe),MS CP 1252 (Western Europe),Mac Icelandic,Mac Roman
    OT Features: aalt case dlig dpng frac liga ordn ornm sups
    Supported Languages: Catalan, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Albanian, Swedish
  • Compacta Light Compressed image
  • Full Font Name: CompactaLTStd-LightCm
    Family Name: Compacta LT Std LightCm
    Sub-Family Name: Regular
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 2.00;2006
    Glyph Count: 255
    File Size: 28228
    Character Sets: ASCII,EBCDIC-CP-BE (Western Europe),IBM CP 037 (English),IBM CP 1140 (Western Europe),ISO Latin-1,ISO Latin-15 (Western Europe),MS CP 1252 (Western Europe),Mac Icelandic,Mac Roman
    OT Features: aalt case dlig dpng frac liga ordn ornm sups
    Supported Languages: Catalan, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Albanian, Swedish
  • Compacta Black Poster image
  • Full Font Name: CompactaBlackPosterStd
    Family Name: Compacta Black Poster Std
    Sub-Family Name: Regular
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 1.000
    Glyph Count: 253
    File Size: 38208
    Character Sets: ASCII,EBCDIC-CP-BE (Western Europe),IBM CP 037 (English),IBM CP 1140 (Western Europe),ISO Latin-1,ISO Latin-15 (Western Europe),MS CP 1252 (Western Europe),Mac Icelandic,Mac Roman
    OT Features: aalt frac kern liga sups
    Supported Languages: Catalan, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Icelandic, Italian, 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. 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.

Compacta Desktop EULA

Webfont: for your website

Webfonts can be used on a single domain. Agencies responsible for multiple websites, for example web design agencies or hosting providers, may not share a single webfont license across multiple websites.

Every time the webpage using the webfont kit is loaded (i.e, the webfont kit CSS which holds the @font-face rule is called) the counting system counts a single pageview for each webfont within the webfont kit.

For usage in graphic images shown on the website, consider a Desktop license instead as most allow for it.

This font's webfont license is:

Annual

You get a total number of prepaid pageviews that can be used over time. This means that you will pre-pay for a number of pageviews, then you'll have to come back to order more after your site has been viewed that number of times.

For example, if you order 250,000 page views, when your webpages using the webfonts have been viewed 250,000 times, you will need to buy the webfont package again for an additional number of prepaid pageviews. Pageviews are valid for 1 year.

Compacta WebFont EULA

App: for embedding in mobile applications

Select this license type when you are developing an app for iOS, Android, or Windows Phone, and you will be embedding the font file in your mobile application's code.

This font's app license is:

For One Year

Up to 25,000 registered users for one year.

Compacta App EULA

Server: for applications that produce a deliverable with fonts embedded

A server license is required for sites, web apps, or services that allow a non-licensed user to utilize the font to create a product (for example, personalized t-shirts, PDF receipts, business cards, and pictures with captions, et cetera).

This license is valid for one year and is renewed each year that the font remains in use.

The price is based upon the number of servers on which the font is installed. Development servers do not count toward the limit. A font downloaded with this license cannot be used in SaaS, where the service is the product rather that the item that is created.

Not to be confused with…

The 'Server' name can be a bit slippery. Server fonts can be installed on a server and used by remote users or automated processes to create items. These licenses are fairly common for e-commerce websites that allow their customers to interact with the font via the business' webpage interface, customize a printed hard-good product, and they'd purchase/receive the hard-good product.

This is not to be confused with multiple multi-user Desktop licenses. Desktop font 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.

Compacta Server EULA

ePub: for embedding in e-text products

You can use an ePub license to embed the font in an electronic publication such as an eBook, eMagazine, eNewspaper, or interactive PDF.

An ePub license is based on the number of publications in which the font is used. Each issue counts as a separate publication. Regional or format variations don't count as separate publications.

Updated versions of publications that are free to previous customers do not need a new license; otherwise, each new version that is released counts as a separate publication.

For font usage in graphic images shown as the ePub cover, consider a Desktop license instead as most allow for it.

Compacta ePUB EULA

Digital Ads: for use in HTML5 ads

You can use this type of license to embed fonts into digital ads, such as ads built using HTML5.

We'll supply a kit containing webfonts that can be used within digital ads, such as banner ads. This kit may be shared with third parties who are working on your behalf to produce the ad creatives, however you are wholly responsible for it.

HTML5 ads use webfonts, so why purchase a Digital Ads license rather than a Webfont license?

There are a few reasons, such as the Digital Ads EULA having terms that enable usage in digital ads and on advertising networks.

Digital advertisements also have different usage patterns compared to websites. Most websites generally have consistent pageviews month-to-month whereas advertising impressions can vary wildly month-to-month. Prices reflect this, making it much less expensive to use a Digital Ad license.

If you know the number of impressions the campaign requires, that amount can be ordered before the campaign begins. For campaigns where number impressions is unknown until the end of the campaign, you can true up at the end of each calendar month. Impressions are valid for 4 years.

Compacta Digital Ads EULA

About Compacta Font Family


Compacta is the work of Fred Lambert and is reminiscent of the extremely narrow, sans serif stencilled fonts of the 1920s, then intended as titles or headlines for magazines and posters. The characters of all cuts are narrow and the space between letters is very small. The white spaces between strokes are perceived almost as only small white stripes and dots which stand out from the black bands of the lines of text. Compacta is not meant for longer texts but is impressive in titles and headlines.

Designers: Fred Lambert

Publisher: ITC

Foundry: ITC

Design Owner: ITC

MyFonts debut: Jan 1, 2000

Compacta™ is a trademark of Monotype ITC Inc. and may be registered in certain jurisdictions.