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Resist Sans: Neo Grotesque (2 Free Fonts)
Resist Sans is a free-spirited neo-grotesque that embodies both the innate desire for revolt and a tendency towards uniformity. Originally released in 2020, Resist Sans got its first major overhaul in 2022. With so many features changed and updated that we couldn't help labelling it one of the major releases of the year for our little foundry, Groteskly Yours. 

Resist Sans is divided into two subfamilies, Text and Display, with 7 uprights and 7 italic styles in each–so, 28 fonts in total. Each font contains more than 900 glyphs, covering majority of Latin based languages, extended Cyrillic, as well as a ton of various numbers (tabular, fractions, sub and superscript) and additional symbols.

Resist Sans comes in two versions: Display and Text, which serve different purposes but remain interchangeable and even complementary in some cases. Resist Text is equipped with deep ink traps and optical compensators, which really come into play at smaller sizes. The Display version is smoother and more consistent, so better for use in larger sizes and headlines.
Differences between Text and Display versions of Resist Sans
All styles of Resist Sans, there are 28 in total.
Each subfamily is made up of 14 fonts, 7 uprights and 7 slanted versions. Perfect for any large project.
With the current update we've not only added new features but also revisited some of the issues that became apparent in the past two years that Resist Sans was for sale. One of the issues was redoing italics from scratch – we deemed it a necessary step in the development of the project.

Each glyph was slanted 12 degrees – we chose to preserve the original slant angle. As always the case with italics, one of the main difficulties was making sure that roman and italic versions don't look too different. Luckily, after a couple of experiment, we were able to find a workaround to make contours look consistent. 
Italics are made to match the upright versions as closely as possible. 
A quick comparison of italic and upright versions of Resist Sans. Styles are: Thin, Regular and Black.
Resist Sans featured Extended Cyrillic support since its original release in 2020. This year however we not only expanded the Cyrillic set but also made sure that all languages covered by the Cyrillic alphabet contained correct and fully localised letterforms. For example, Bulgarian lowercase 'з' looked identical to the Russian 'з', when the preferred form has a descender (and not it does, hooray!).

The rest of the Cyrillic glyphs, too, were carefully evaluated and redrawn when needed. Some letters changed quite a lot, some only needed minor optical adjustments.
Some of the languages feature localised form which, too, are carefully drawn to make sure that they look consistent for that language.
One of the major features of this update is an addition of two new styles – Extra Bold and Black – that made Resist Sans all the more useful for larger titles, headlines and such. While not too useful for use in smaller sizes, these two weights expand the scope and possibilities of Resist Sans.
A lot has been said about the newly updated Cyrillic glyph set, but that is not the only multilingual feature that was added. In the recent update we spent quite a bit of time on getting Vietnamese diacritics right: some were redone from scratch, the rest had to undergo major modification. 

While we're not fully confident in our Vietnamese skills, we are proud to add Vietnamese support to Resist Sans as our homage to this beautiful writing system.
The previous version on Resist Sans featured extended Latin support and with the most recent update we only expanded it. At the moment Resist Sans covers most Latin based languages and thanks to combining diacritics you can add any mark to any glyph you want – you only need to know the right key combination.
Case Sensitive Punctuation is made possible thanks to extensive OpenType features. Some glyphs (for example, braces, parentheses, hyphen, etc.) have a duplicate glyph with the same symbol drawn at a different height – this is done to make punctuation look more consistent with uppercase letters. 

You can see the complete list of Case Sensitive glyphs on the slide below. Switching between the two versions of Case Sensitive glyphs is very easy: you can either highlight the desired glyph and choose the new form from the pop up tab, or simply tick All Caps option in the Character Settings.
.case OpenType feature adjust the height of punctuation to uppercase letters.
As mentioned previously Resist Sans contains various sets of figures. Apart from default figures, there are tabular numerals (fixed character width, perfect for timetables and schedules), oldstyle numerals (look better in larger bodies or text), oldstyle tabular, numerators, denominators (these two can easily be converted to fractions), subscript and superscript. Phew, that's a lot of numbers.
A quick .gif showcasing the OpenType possibilities of Resist Sans.
Last but not least are symbols and all sorts of additional glyphs from ampersand to circled figures and copyright symbol. To see the whole list you might want to open Resist Sans page on MyFonts and check the full character set there, as there are just too many glyphs to list them all here. 
Resist Sans can be purchased as a complete family of 28 styles, or you can just get one of the two subfamilies (Text or Display) or just choose individual styles if you don't need an entire package. Two styles can be downloaded free of charge, find link below: 

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