PT Sans was developed for the project "Public Types of Russian Federation." The second family of the project, PT Serif, is also available.
The fonts are released with a libre license and can be freely redistributed: The main aim of the project is to give possibility to the people of Russia to read and write in their native languages.
The project is dedicated to the 300 year anniversary of the civil type invented by Peter the Great in 1708–1710. It was given financial support from the Russian Federal Agency for Press and Mass Communications.
The fonts include standard Western, Central European and Cyrillic code pages, plus the characters of every title language in the Russian Federation. This makes them a unique and very important tool for modern digital communications.
PT Sans is based on Russian sans serif types of the second part of the 20th century, but at the same time has distinctive features of contemporary humanistic designs. The family consists of 8 styles: 4 basic styles, 2 captions styles for small sizes, and 2 narrows styles for economic type setting.
Designed by Alexandra Korolkova, Olga Umpeleva and Vladimir Yefimov and released by ParaType in 2009.
PT Sans Narrow font contains 716 defined characters and 522 unique glyphs.
The font contains characters from the following unicode character ranges: Basic Latin (93), Latin-1 Supplement (96), Latin Extended-A (100), Latin Extended-B (8), Spacing Modifier Letters (9), Combining Diacritical Marks (1), Greek and Coptic (4), Cyrillic (210), Cyrillic Supplementary (10), Latin Extended Additional (7), General Punctuation (17), Superscripts and Subscripts (4), Currency Symbols (27), Letterlike Symbols (5), Mathematical Operators (13), Geometric Shapes (1), Private Use Area (106), Alphabetic Presentation Forms (2).
- Font Name:PT Sans Narrow
- Version:Version 2.003W OFL
- Trademark:PT Sans is a trademark of the ParaType Ltd.
- Manufacturer:ParaType Ltd
- Designer:A.Korolkova, O.Umpeleva, V.Yefimov
- Vendor URL:http://www.paratype.com
- Designer URL:http://www.paratype.com/help/designers/
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PT Sans is a type family of universal use. It consists of 8 styles: regular and bold weights with corresponding italics form a standard computer font family; two narrow styles (regular and bold) are intended for documents that require tight set; two caption styles (regular and bold) are for texts of small point sizes. The design combines traditional conservative appearance with modern trends of humanistic sans serif and characterized by enhanced legibility. These features beside conventional use in business applications and printed stuff made the fonts quite useable for direction and guide signs, schemes, screens of information kiosks and other objects of urban visual communications. The fonts next to standard Latin and Cyrillic character sets contain signs of title languages of the national republics of Russian Federation and support the most of the languages of neighboring countries. The fonts were developed and released by ParaType in 2009 with financial support from Federal Agency of Print and Mass Communications of Russian Federation. Design - Alexandra Korolkova with assistance of Olga Umpeleva and supervision of Vladimir Yefimov.
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