Skolar is a text serif, originally designed with scholarly and multilingual publications in mind. The typeface maintains its credibility while incorporating a subtle personal style, neither neutral nor conspicuous. Prominent serifs and low-contrast modulation add to its robustness, and, together with a relatively large x-height, improves the typeface’s readability in small sizes. This 4-style family with a large character set is flexible enough for complex text settings and editorial work. It also becomes distinctive in bigger sizes, fitting the demands of corporate design. The structure of the typeface is rather conventional, but the stroke-modulation stylistically reflects contemporary serif typefaces.
Skolar Devanagari, the latest addition to the Skolar family, is a collaboratiion of David Březina and Vaibhav Singh. It has been designed as a companion to the Latin keeping the nuances and characteristics of the Devanagari script foremost while providing a complementary design for multi-script typography. Primarily intended as a robust, energetic text typeface, Skolar Devanagari addresses the needs of serious typography. At the same time it furnishes the designer with the hallmark versatility of the family in display sizes.
The fonts support Sanskrit, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, along with a wide range of regional languages that use the Devanagari script (Awadhi, Bhili, Bhojpuri, Garhwali, Gujari, Konkani, Kumaoni, Magahi, Maithili, Marwari, Newari, …).
The complementary designs (versions: Latin Pro
, Cyrillic, Greek
, including italics) can be found on the Skolar page
Designed by: David Březina
more info: http://www.rosettatype.com/Skolar Devanagari