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Humanist 521

Humanist 521 by ParaType
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Humanist 521 Font Family was designed by Isabella Chaeva, and published by ParaType. Humanist 521 contains 8 styles and family package options. More about this family
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Humanist 521 BT Light
Humanist 521 BT Light
Humanist 521 BT Light Italic
Humanist 521 BT ExtraBold
Humanist 521 BT Bold Italic
Humanist 521 UltraBold
Humanist 521 BT Bold
Humanist 521 BT
Humanist 521 BT Italic

Humanist 521 BT Light - Glyph Count: 572

This is a listing of all 572 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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    Humanist 521 BT Light Italic
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    Humanist 521 BT ExtraBold
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    Humanist 521 BT Bold Italic
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    Humanist 521 UltraBold
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  • Humanist 521 BT Light image
  • Full Font Name: Humanist 521 BT Light
    Family Name: Humanist 521 BT Light
    Sub-Family Name: Regular
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 1.001
    Glyph Count: 572
    File Size: 102620
    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-5 (Cyrillic),ISO Latin-9 (Turkish),MS CP 1250 (Central and Eastern Europe),MS CP 1251 (Cyrillic),MS CP 1252 (Western Europe),MS CP 1254 (Turkish),MS CP 1257 (Baltic),Mac Central Europe,Mac Cyrillic,Mac Icelandic,Mac Roman,Mac Turkish
    OT Features: aalt case ccmp cpsp frac kern liga lnum locl onum ordn pnum salt ss01 sups tnum
    Supported Languages: Bulgarian, Bosnian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Serbian, Swedish, Turkish
  • Humanist 521 BT Light Italic image
  • Full Font Name: Humanist 521 BT Light Italic
    Family Name: Humanist 521 BT Light Italic
    Sub-Family Name: Regular
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 1.001
    Glyph Count: 572
    File Size: 110160
    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-5 (Cyrillic),ISO Latin-9 (Turkish),MS CP 1250 (Central and Eastern Europe),MS CP 1251 (Cyrillic),MS CP 1252 (Western Europe),MS CP 1254 (Turkish),MS CP 1257 (Baltic),Mac Central Europe,Mac Cyrillic,Mac Icelandic,Mac Roman,Mac Turkish
    OT Features: aalt case ccmp cpsp frac kern liga lnum locl onum ordn pnum salt ss01 sups tnum
    Supported Languages: Bulgarian, Bosnian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Serbian, Swedish, Turkish
  • Humanist 521 BT ExtraBold image
  • Full Font Name: Humanist 521 BT Extra Bold
    Family Name: Humanist 521 BT Extra Bold
    Sub-Family Name: Regular
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 1.001
    Glyph Count: 572
    File Size: 101312
    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-5 (Cyrillic),ISO Latin-9 (Turkish),MS CP 1250 (Central and Eastern Europe),MS CP 1251 (Cyrillic),MS CP 1252 (Western Europe),MS CP 1254 (Turkish),MS CP 1257 (Baltic),Mac Central Europe,Mac Cyrillic,Mac Icelandic,Mac Roman,Mac Turkish
    OT Features: aalt case ccmp cpsp frac kern liga lnum locl onum ordn pnum salt ss01 sups tnum
    Supported Languages: Bulgarian, Bosnian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Serbian, Swedish, Turkish
  • Humanist 521 BT Bold Italic image
  • Full Font Name: Humanist 521 BT Bold Italic
    Family Name: Humanist 521 BT Bold Italic
    Sub-Family Name: Regular
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 1.003
    Glyph Count: 572
    File Size: 104192
    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-5 (Cyrillic),ISO Latin-9 (Turkish),MS CP 1250 (Central and Eastern Europe),MS CP 1251 (Cyrillic),MS CP 1252 (Western Europe),MS CP 1254 (Turkish),MS CP 1257 (Baltic),Mac Central Europe,Mac Cyrillic,Mac Icelandic,Mac Roman,Mac Turkish
    OT Features: aalt case ccmp cpsp frac kern liga lnum locl onum ordn pnum salt ss01 sups tnum
    Supported Languages: Bulgarian, Bosnian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Serbian, Swedish, Turkish
  • Humanist 521 UltraBold image
  • Full Font Name: Humanist 521 BT Ultra Bold
    Family Name: Humanist 521 BT Ultra Bold
    Sub-Family Name: Regular
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 1.002
    Glyph Count: 602
    File Size: 102724
    Character Sets: ASCII,CP 154 (Kazakh),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-5 (Cyrillic),ISO Latin-9 (Turkish),KOI8-T (Tajik),KS 1048 (Kazakh),MS CP 1250 (Central and Eastern Europe),MS CP 1251 (Cyrillic),MS CP 1252 (Western Europe),MS CP 1254 (Turkish),MS CP 1257 (Baltic),Mac Central Europe,Mac Cyrillic,Mac Icelandic,Mac Roman,Mac Turkish
    OT Features: aalt case ccmp cpsp frac kern liga locl ordn salt ss01 sups
    Supported Languages: Bulgarian, Bosnian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Serbian, Swedish, Turkish
  • Humanist 521 BT Bold image
  • Full Font Name: Humanist 521 BT Bold
    Family Name: Humanist 521 BT Bold
    Sub-Family Name: Regular
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 1.003
    Glyph Count: 572
    File Size: 108088
    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-5 (Cyrillic),ISO Latin-9 (Turkish),MS CP 1250 (Central and Eastern Europe),MS CP 1251 (Cyrillic),MS CP 1252 (Western Europe),MS CP 1254 (Turkish),MS CP 1257 (Baltic),Mac Central Europe,Mac Cyrillic,Mac Icelandic,Mac Roman,Mac Turkish
    OT Features: aalt case ccmp cpsp frac kern liga lnum locl onum ordn pnum salt ss01 sups tnum
    Supported Languages: Bulgarian, Bosnian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Serbian, Swedish, Turkish
  • Humanist 521 BT image
  • Full Font Name: Humanist 521 BT
    Family Name: Humanist 521 BT
    Sub-Family Name: Regular
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 1.003
    Glyph Count: 572
    File Size: 103444
    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-5 (Cyrillic),ISO Latin-9 (Turkish),MS CP 1250 (Central and Eastern Europe),MS CP 1251 (Cyrillic),MS CP 1252 (Western Europe),MS CP 1254 (Turkish),MS CP 1257 (Baltic),Mac Central Europe,Mac Cyrillic,Mac Icelandic,Mac Roman,Mac Turkish
    OT Features: aalt case ccmp cpsp frac kern liga lnum locl onum ordn pnum salt ss01 sups tnum
    Supported Languages: Bulgarian, Bosnian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Serbian, Swedish, Turkish
  • Humanist 521 BT Italic image
  • Full Font Name: Humanist 521 BT Italic
    Family Name: Humanist 521 BT Italic
    Sub-Family Name: Regular
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 1.003
    Glyph Count: 572
    File Size: 105744
    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-5 (Cyrillic),ISO Latin-9 (Turkish),MS CP 1250 (Central and Eastern Europe),MS CP 1251 (Cyrillic),MS CP 1252 (Western Europe),MS CP 1254 (Turkish),MS CP 1257 (Baltic),Mac Central Europe,Mac Cyrillic,Mac Icelandic,Mac Roman,Mac Turkish
    OT Features: aalt case ccmp cpsp frac kern liga lnum locl onum ordn pnum salt ss01 sups tnum
    Supported Languages: Bulgarian, Bosnian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Serbian, Swedish, Turkish

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.

Humanist 521 Desktop 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

Unlimited installations of one app title for one year.

Humanist 521 App 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.

Humanist 521 ePUB 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.

Humanist 521 Server 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.

Humanist 521 Digital Ads EULA

Webfont: for your website

Webfonts can be used across multiple websites/domains as long as the websites/domains all belong to the single License Owner, and the pageviews are not exceeded. Agencies responsible for multiple clients' websites, for example web design agencies or hosting providers, may not share a single webfont license across multiple clients' 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:

Pay Once

You get a monthly pageview allowance for your webfonts. This license does not need to be renewed.

For example, if you order a license that covers 10,000 monthly pageviews, you will remain within your license as long as you do not get more than 10,000 views per month.

If the website starts getting more traffic, simply place a new order for the additional monthly pageviews you require, as Pay Once webfont pageviews are cumulative.

Humanist 521 WebFont EULA

About Humanist 521 Font Family


Humanist 521 is a Bitstream digitized version of Gill Sans typeface. The font was designed by Eric Gill and released by Monotype circa 1928-1930. Gill’s design is based on the typeface of Edward Johnston, the innovative British letterer and teacher, designed in 1916 for the signage of the London Underground. However, it has more classical proportions close to those of old style serifs, and thus is more suitable for text setting. With distinct roots in handwritten scripts, Gill’s typeface is classified as a humanist sans serif and is very legible and readable in text and display work. Having been released more than 80 years ago, it’s still very popular and in fact is an icon of British typographic style. The Cyrillic version of Ultra Bold weight was designed by Tagir Safaev in 1997. Six text styles and Extra Bold style in Cyrillic were designed later by Vladimir Yefimov and Isabella Chaeva. The Cyrillic version, in addition to the original Bitstream implementation of Humanist 521, has an alternative numeral 1 with the traditional shape and a set of old-style figures. Rereleased by ParaType in 2013.

Designers: Isabella Chaeva

Publisher: ParaType

Foundry: ParaType

Orignial Foundry: Bitstream

Design Owner: ParaType

MyFonts debut: Dec 8, 2003

Humanist 521