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Skolar is a text serif, originally designed with scholarly and multilingual publications in mind. The typeface maintains its credibility while in… Read More
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 6-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. The italic has a shallow angle and large counters for better readability in small print. It is easily recognized but not ostentatious, blending well with the upright styles. The family includes a complex set of useful arrows which can be easily keyed and infinitely combined using OpenType features. Read Less
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Designer: David Březina
Available for purchase at: www.rosettatype.com/skolar

 
Primarily intended as a robust, energetic text typeface, Skolar was designed to address the needs of serious typography. The typeface, having seen extensive use across diverse platforms and purposes, continues to maintain its credibility in a variety of contexts while incorporating a subtle personal style. Architecturally, Skolar’s letterforms follow conventional proportions for comfortable reading, while its stylistic details introduce warmth and character.
 
At the same time, features such as its relatively large x-height, robust serifs, and low contrast make Skolar a reliable choice even at small sizes and for the most complex editorial and academic text settings. Skolar’s vast character set caters for 90+ Latin-script languages, polytonic Greek, 44+ Cyrillic languages, various Latin transliterations (Pinyin, Sanskrit), Devanagari (Sanskrit, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, …), and Gujarati.