GUST Antykwa Toruńska fonts

From FedoraProject

Revision as of 19:53, 15 July 2009 by Nim (Talk | contribs)

Jump to: navigation, search

A page of the Fonts Special Interest Group

  • Frames that use this style are redaction tips. Please remove them from your page once they are no longer necessary. Do the same for the lorem ipsum bits.
  • Remember the more complete and accurate the information you add is, the more likely a font is to be packaged and widely used.
  • Do not forget to update the page categorization once the font status changes.

A two-element historic Polish typeface

Correct the proposal and replace it with the final package summary.


Antykwa Toruńska (meaning just "Antiqua of Torun") is a two-element typeface designed by Zygfryd Gardzielewski (1914–2001).

The font is mainly used for typesetting of small prints. Its characteristic features are the widening of vertical stems at the top and the wave-like form of some of the horizontal and diagonal lines as well as of the serifs. Antykwa Toruńska was first cast in metal in 1960 in the Grafmasz typefoundry in Warsaw. It was produced in the ordinary, semibold and slanted faces in sizes from 6 to 48 dd.

It has been digitized by Janusz Marian Nowacki, starting in early 1995. The first, very poor version was based on a font catalogue. It was a very imperfect source. The next version was based on photocopies of the original design drawings made available by Zygfryd Gardzielewski. Version 1.0, which deserves to be called computerised in that it was precise and reused character building elements across the font, was released in 1998 and comprised (similarly as the original) of three faces: upright, bold and italic.

The current version contains a greatly extended character set (e.g., cyrillic, greek, most often used mathematical symbols and currency symbols, additional ligatures), as well as additional typefaces (light, regular, medium and bold in normal and condensed widths).

Correct the proposal and replace it with the final package description.


Homepage Format & features License Review reference Koji page pkgdb page
Antykwa Toruńska OTF, TTF LPPL
  • Once a package has entered the review stage, add a Review reference ④ such as 181994. You can reference this wiki page in your review request as additional information. Please do not forget to CC on your bugzilla ticket.
  • Once a package has been approved, add the corresponding:

Style Faces Scripts
Sans Serif Other R B I BI Other Latin Greek Cyrillic Other
Variable Monospace Variable Monospace
The Light and Medium weights are available in addition to Regular and Bold.

Additional information

High-quality work as usual from GUST.

Fonts in Fedora
The Fonts SIG takes loving care of Fedora fonts. Please join this special interest group if you are interested in creating, improving, packaging, or just suggesting a font. Any help will be appreciated.
You MUST replace the Category:Font wishlist tag with: