eurofurence (font)

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Category Sans-serif, display
Designer unci
Eurofurence sample.svg

eurofurence is a family of freeware sans-serif fonts developed by unci. Originally created as a bitmap font for EuroFurence 1 in 1995, the TrueType and Type 1 versions were developed in 1998 and first used for badges at EuroFurence 4.

It is currently used for badges of Lakeside Furs. In 2007 the german pop duo 2raumwohnung used the eurofurence typeface for its album "36grad" and its website. The combined transport system Modalohr uses the eurofurence typeface in its brochure, and it has been used for a couple of logos.

Based on a geometric design with rounded stroke ends, the font family was influenced by the TeX typeface Malvern designed earlier by Slate. The use for badges, signs and printed matter at furry conventions is encouraged by the designer. Generally it's best for short texts - for anything longer, there are other, more legible typefaces.

A comparison of the eurofurence font family.

Members of the family include:

  • eurofurence (including a narrow version). The basic all-purpose font, mostly designed for badges and signs.
  • eurofurence classic, with taller ascenders and oldstyle digits. More "elegant" version, conveying the information less compactly.
  • monofur, a monospaced typeface (all letters are the same width). Font sets include the latin alphabet, the greek alphabet and the Cyrillic alphabet. Due to limited hinting, its use as a screen font is questionable, but it has text figures and can be used for hardcopies of monospaced screens (such as on MUCKs).
  • unifur, a typeface consisting of lowercase letters without ascenders (acemnorsuvwxz) and small caps replacing the other letters (bdfghijklpqtxy). Not recommended for longer text, but can have high impact on badges and such.
  • pagebox (pagebox), a symbol font for purposes such as page numbers, also including some engineering symbols.

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