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Zapf Essentials

Zapf Essentials® by Linotype
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Complete family of 6 fonts: $189.99
Zapf Essentials Font Family was designed by Hermann Zapf, and published by Linotype. Zapf Essentials contains 6 styles and family package options. More about this family
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Zapf Essentials Arrows One
Zapf Essentials Arrows One
Zapf Essentials Arrows Two
Zapf Essentials Communication
Zapf Essentials Markers
Zapf Essentials Office
Zapf Essentials Ornaments

Zapf Essentials Arrows One - Glyph Count: 69

This is a listing of all 69 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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  • Zapf Essentials Arrows One image
  • Full Font Name: Zapf Essentials Arrows One
    Family Name: Zapf Essentials Arrows One
    Sub-Family Name: Regular
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 1.001
    Glyph Count: 69
    File Size: 20888
    Supported Languages: English
  • Zapf Essentials Arrows Two image
  • Full Font Name: Zapf Essentials Arrows Two
    Family Name: Zapf Essentials Arrows Two
    Sub-Family Name: Regular
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 1.001
    Glyph Count: 69
    File Size: 42288
    Supported Languages: English
  • Zapf Essentials Communication image
  • Full Font Name: Zapf Essentials Communication
    Family Name: Zapf Essentials Communication
    Sub-Family Name: Regular
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 2.001
    Glyph Count: 69
    File Size: 43672
    Supported Languages: English
  • Zapf Essentials Markers image
  • Full Font Name: Zapf Essentials Markers
    Family Name: Zapf Essentials Markers
    Sub-Family Name: Regular
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 1.001
    Glyph Count: 69
    File Size: 45848
    Supported Languages: English
  • Zapf Essentials Office image
  • Full Font Name: Zapf Essentials Office
    Family Name: Zapf Essentials Office
    Sub-Family Name: Regular
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 1.002
    Glyph Count: 69
    File Size: 40256
    Supported Languages: English
  • Zapf Essentials Ornaments image
  • Full Font Name: Zapf Essentials Ornaments
    Family Name: Zapf Essentials Ornaments
    Sub-Family Name: Regular
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 1.001
    Glyph Count: 69
    File Size: 28228
    Supported Languages: English

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.

Zapf Essentials Desktop 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:

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.

Zapf Essentials 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

Unlimited installations of one app title for one year.

Zapf Essentials 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.

Zapf Essentials 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.

Zapf Essentials 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.

Zapf Essentials Digital Ads EULA

About Zapf Essentials Font Family


Linotype Zapf Essentials is the modernized version of Zapf Dingbats and was also designed by Hermann Zapf himself. Over 372 characters and symbols are included within six fonts and make life a little more communicative, a little more informative, and a lot more interesting. The fonts contain symbols for both professional and everyday uses. With their markers, ornaments and arrows they are informative as well as versatile, timeless and lively. An interesting note to the story of Zapf Essentials: in 1977, Hermann Zapf created about 1000 sketches of signs and symbols. ITC chose those which became known around the world as Zapf Dingbats. For a typesetter, dingbats are the characters in the corner of the type box which can be used for just about anything. The last decade has seen the appearance of new symbols for e-mail, fax, mobile phones and other developments. These are now part of Linotype Zapf Essentials, just as they are now a part of everyday life. For a quick overview of the different Linotype Essentials variations, see the keyboard layout PDF in the Gallery section. It shows the keyboard layout of each font. A helpful hint from Hermann Zapf: Linotype Zapf Essentials should be used sparingly so that the characters retain their emphasis.

Designers: Hermann Zapf

Publisher: Linotype

Foundry: Linotype

Design Owner: Linotype

MyFonts debut: Aug 27, 2002

Zapf Essentials® is a trademark of Monotype GmbH registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain other jurisdictions.