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Ysobel

Ysobel™ by Monotype
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Complete family of 20 fonts: $539.99
Ysobel Font Family was designed by Robin Nicholas, Alice Savoie and published by Monotype. Ysobel contains 20 styles and family package options. More about this family
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Ysobel Light
Ysobel Light
Ysobel Light Italic
Ysobel Regular
Ysobel Italic
Ysobel Semi Bold
Ysobel Semi Bold Italic
Ysobel Bold
Ysobel Bold Italic
Ysobel Display Thin
Ysobel Display Thin Italic
Ysobel Display Light
Ysobel Display Light Italic
Ysobel Display Regular
Ysobel Display Italic
Ysobel Display Semi Bold
Ysobel Display Semi Bold Italic
Ysobel Display Bold
Ysobel Display Bold Italic
Ysobel Display Extra Bold
Ysobel Display Extra Bold Italic

Ysobel Light - Glyph Count:

This is a listing of all 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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    Ysobel Light
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    Ysobel Light Italic
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    Ysobel Regular
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    Ysobel Italic
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    Ysobel Semi Bold
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    Ysobel Semi Bold Italic
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    Ysobel Bold
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    Ysobel Bold Italic
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    Ysobel Display Thin
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    Ysobel Display Thin Italic
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    Ysobel Display Light
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    Ysobel Display Light Italic
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    Ysobel Display Regular
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    Ysobel Display Italic
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    Ysobel Display Semi Bold
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    Ysobel Display Semi Bold Italic
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    Ysobel Display Bold
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    Ysobel Display Bold Italic
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    Ysobel Display Extra Bold
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    Ysobel Display Extra Bold Italic
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  • Ysobel Bold image
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  • Ysobel Display Thin image
  • Ysobel Display Thin Italic image
  • Ysobel Display Light image
  • Ysobel Display Light Italic image
  • Ysobel Display Regular image
  • Ysobel Display Italic image
  • Ysobel Display Semi Bold image
  • Ysobel Display Semi Bold Italic image
  • Ysobel Display Bold image
  • Ysobel Display Bold Italic image
  • Ysobel Display Extra Bold image
  • Ysobel Display Extra Bold Italic image

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.

Ysobel 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.

Ysobel App 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.

Ysobel WebFont EULA

Digital Ad/Email: 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.

Ysobel Digital Ad/Email 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.

Ysobel ePUB EULA

About Ysobel Font Family


The Ysobel™ typeface family is not only elegant; it is also exceptionally legible and space economical. A collaborative design effort between Robin Nicholas, as lead designer and project director, Delve Withrington and Alice Savoie of Monotype Imaging, the project had the primary design goal of creating a typeface family for setting text in newspapers and periodicals. The result, however, is also ideal for any application that requires quick and easy assimilation of text.
According to Nicholas, “The idea for the design started when I was asked to develop a custom version of Century Schoolbook. I wanted to give the design a more contemporary feel, although the client ultimately decided to keep their typeface closer to the original. The project nevertheless gave me ideas for a new design. Since designing Nimrod, some 30 years ago, I had wanted to make a more modern typeface family for newspapers and magazines – this seemed the ideal candidate.”
Ysobel (pronounced “Isabel”) has the soft, inviting letter shapes of Century Schoolbook but contrasts these with more incised serifs and terminals. Its capitals are also narrower than those of Century Schoolbook, and care was taken to ensure that they harmonize perfectly with the lowercase. Ysobel’s x-height is full-bodied without disrupting lowercase proportions. In addition, curved terminals, such as those in the “C,” “c” and “e,” were drawn more open as an aid to legibility and readability in text copy. Weight stress is near vertical, and hairlines are robust to ensure character fidelity in small point sizes.
Development began with the text version of the family, which has four weights, each with an italic companion. All weights feature lining and old style numerals, fractions, superiors and extended Latin language coverage. Small caps are also available in the Roman Regular design. Ysobel Display is a completely redrawn version of the typeface; it is narrower, and has a slightly smaller x-height, thinner hairlines and subtle design changes to improve its appearance when set at large sizes.
The Display Italic received particular attention to make it ideal for setting headlines, subheads and short blocks of copy. Changes include a slightly greater italic angle and more cursive treatment of some letter shapes. Alternative styles of capital “J” and “Q,” to provide variation, are available in all weights.

Designers: Robin Nicholas, Alice Savoie

Publisher: Monotype

Foundry: Monotype

Design Owner: Monotype

MyFonts debut: Mar 19, 2012

Ysobel™ is a trademark of Monotype Imaging Inc. and may be registered in certain jurisdictions.