PF Highway Sans

Highway Sans is based on the standard typefaces used for highway signs and other byways open to public travel in the United States. These standards were established by the US Federal Highway Administration in 1966 following several studies which were conducted at the California Department of Transportation in the 1940’s. The Parachute® series has been designed to fit typographic requirements and includes a variety of styles from black to extra thin. Special attention has been given to the italics, which were designed from ground up to fit the term true-italics. Several updates were released since its debut in 2001, with this last version being the most powerful. It supports 21 special opentype features like small caps, fractions, ordinals, etc. and offers multilingual support for all European languages including Greek and Cyrillic. Finally, every font in this family has been completed with 270 copyright-free symbols, some of which have been proposed by several international organizations for packaging, public areas, environment, transportation, computers, fabric care and urban life.

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Highway Sans is based on the standard typefaces used for highway signs and other byways open to public travel in the United States. These standards were established by the US Federal Highway Administration in 1966 following several studies which were conducted at the California Department of Transportation in the 1940’s. The Parachute® series has been designed to fit typographic requirements and includes a variety of styles from black to extra thin. Special attention has been given to the italics, which were designed from ground up to fit the term true-italics. Several updates were released since its debut in 2001, with this last version being the most powerful. It supports 21 special opentype features like small caps, fractions, ordinals, etc. and offers multilingual support for all European languages including Greek and Cyrillic. Finally, every font in this family has been completed with 270 copyright-free symbols, some of which have been proposed by several international organizations for packaging, public areas, environment, transportation, computers, fabric care and urban life.


Published: 2001/2005
Designer: Panos Vassiliou

    FORMAT

    Desktop (otf)
    Web (woff/woff2)
    Digital Ad (woff/woff2)
    ePub (otf)
    App (otf)

    Other formats
    available at request

    STYLES

    • Extra Thin
    • Extra Thin Italic
    • Thin
    • Thin Italic
    • Light
    • Light Italic
    • Regular
    • Italic
    • Medium
    • Medium Italic
    • Bold
    • Bold Italic
    • Black
    • Black Italic

    PRO FEATURES

    • None

    SUPPORTED SCRIPTS

    • 1250 Eastern European
    • 1251 Cyrillic
    • 1252 Latin 1
    • 1253 Greek
    • 1254 Turkish
    • 1257 Baltic

    SUPPORTED LANGUAGES

    Afrikaans, Albanian, Alsatian, Azeri (Cyrillic), Azeri (Latin), Basque, Belarusian, Bislama, Bosnian (Cyrillic), Bosnian (Latin), Breton, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chamorro, Croatian, Czech, Dansk, Deutsch, English, Español, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, Flemish, Français, Franco-Provencal, Frisian, Friulian, Galician, Greek, Greenlandic, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italiano, Kurdish (Latin), Kyrgyz, Ladin, Latin, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luxembourgish, Malay, ManxGaelic, Mongolian, Nederlands, North Macedonian, Norwegian (Bokmål), Norwegian (Nynorsk), Occitan, Polski, Português, Rhaeto-Romance, Romanian, Romansh, Russian, Sami (Inari), Sami (Lule), Sami (Skolt), Sami (Southern), ScottishGaelic, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Sorbian, Svenska, Swahili, Tagalog, Tatar, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uzbek (Cyrillic), Uzbek (Latin), Walloon, Welsh

    Character Set