Text face: ANDRON?

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Arno Kathollnig's picture
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Text face: ANDRON?
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Does anybody here have experience with "Andron".

http://www.signographie.de/cms/andron_projects.htm

I'm looking for a very complete text face for a multilingual (european) project. Now I`m in the situation that I have to decide between "Gentium" or "Andron". (it's not a question of cost)

Any tip would be appreciated.

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Carl Crossgrove's picture
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WOW....

Arno Kathollnig's picture
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Dear Carl, how should I assess your comment?

My question was serious. I’m part of a team which is preparing an expert’s report on Financing Models of FTTH Open Access Networks in the EU. Besides the content we are looking for a typeface that covers all European languages as well as technical and mathematical symbols in a unique and consistent form.

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Well, if it were a question of cost, there's no question Gentium is cheaper. Will you be needing boldface? I think Gentium's only regular and italic at this point.

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As I mentioned it’s not a question of cost. My question is if somebody knows if Andron “holds its promises”. I didn’t consider that Gentium has no bold weight – a reason to exclude it.

Since now you can imagine my requirements you may even propose an alternative.

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So I gather you need full Cyrillic and Greek alphabets then as well as full Latin?

Carl Crossgrove's picture
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Sorry, Arno,

I had not seen Andron before and I'm impressed. Also, nobody had replied, and I didn't want the thread to get lost.

I have not used Andron, but there are many who have; could you contact any of the publishers of other publications, named on the Andron website? One or another of them could provide you with samples for evaluation.

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Double WOW! I have never seen that font before ever. Very beautiful.

Gentium has just been undated (BETA) to include a bold weight. There are so specialized book weights.

http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php?site_id=nrsi&item_id=Gentium...

Andron is pretty but as mentioned you need PDF's for evaluation, it could in fact be too delicate for your situation. Gentium is very sturdy.

Mikey :-)

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Doesn't Minion have a full range of characters from European languages? I'm assuming you must have already ruled Minion out for one reason or another.