Frutiger is a sans-serif typeface by the Swiss type designer Adrian Frutiger. It is the text version of Frutiger's earlier typeface Roissy, commissioned in 1970/71 by the newly built Charles de Gaulle Airport at Roissy, France, which needed a new directional sign system, which itself was based on Concorde, a font Frutiger had created in the early 1960s.
The beginning of Frutiger starts from Concorde, a sans-serif font Frutiger was commissioned to design in 1961-4 by the minor metal type company Sofratype. Frutiger was asked to create a design that would not be too similar to his previous Univers, a reinvention of classic 19th-century typefaces. In practice the design was drawn by his colleague (and fellow Swiss in Paris) André Gürtler as Frutiger was busy. Frutiger wrote of it: "I felt I was on the right track with this grotesque; it was a truly novel typeface." Gürtler too wrote of feeling that the design was innovative: "this style didn't exist in grotesques at the time, except for Gill Sans." Despite Frutiger and Gürtler's enthusiasm, the design failed to sell well and was discontinued with the end of the metal type period: Frutiger wrote that Linotype, who bought Sofratype, "weren't aware of the fact that with Concorde they had a totally up-to-date typeface."
This is a version of the original Frutiger font family licensed to Microsoft. This family consists of Frutiger 55, 56, 65, and 66. It does not include OpenType features or kerning, but it adds support to Latin Extended-B and Greek characters, with Frutiger 55 supporting extra IPA characters and spacing modifier letters. Unlike most Frutiger variants, Frutiger Linotype features old-style figures as the default numeral style.
This is a variant of Frutiger used by ASTRA (acronym of the Amt für Strassen, the Swiss Federal Road Office) as the new font for traffic signs, replacing VSS in 2003. It is based on Frutiger 57 Condensed, but with widening ascenders and descenders, which are intended to give the eye a better hold than the earlier version did.
This is a font family designed by Lebanese designer Nadine Chahine as a companion to Frutiger in consultation with Adrian Frutiger. It is based on the Kufic style, but incorporates aspects of Ruqʿah script and Naskh in the letter form designs, resulting in what Linotype called "humanist Kufi". The fonts consist of Basic Latin and ISO-Latin characters derived from the original Frutiger family, with Arabic characters supporting presentation forms A and B. Four font weights were produced.
This is a serif font family designed by Adrian Frutiger and Akira Kobayashi. It is a re-envisioning of the metal type version of Meridien, a typeface first released by Deberny & Peignot during the 1950s.
Initial release of the family has twenty fonts in ten weights and one width, returning to complementary obliques. It supports ISO Adobe, Adobe CE, and Latin Extended characters. OpenType features include subscript and superscript.
On April 7, 2010, Monotype Imaging Holdings announced condensed versions of the Neue Frutiger fonts. Designed by Akira Kobayashi, the expansion of the family includes twenty fonts in the same weight and style combination as the original release, in OpenType Pro font format.
This is a family of casual fonts inspired by natural elements. Using polished pebbles as the boundary, the family consists of regular, positive, and negative fonts. Frutiger Stones Positive is Regular without the stone outline, while Negative is a reverse fill of the Regular.
This is a family of casual fonts that consists of regular, outline, and signs fonts. Frutiger Capitalis Outline is the outline version of Frutiger Capitalis Regular. Frutiger Capitalis contains ornamental glyphs of religions, hand signs, and astrological signs.
In Adrian Frutiger, the discipline of a mathematically exact mind is joined with an unmistakable artistic sense. His independent work possesses the controllable language of letterforms. Personal and intensive, this work is the manifestation of his expressive will. Frutiger's precise sense of outline reveals itself two- or three-dimensionally in wood, stone, or bronze, on printing plates and in the form of reliefs. However, even his independent work can be understood as objectivized signs; in their symbolism, they are embedded in the fundamental questions of human existance. They might have developed in the spirit of playfulness, but their nature is always conceptual, directed towards a complex, yet harmonic, whole. Following function, form also necessarily follows the content of the language. The entire spiritual world becomes readable through letters. Essentially, Adrian Frutiger attempts to fathom the basic, central truth which defines our lives: change, growth, division - beginning and end. In a virtual synthesis, he seems to close the circle in which the world reflects itself in symbolic forms. Frutiger Stones is for Adrian Frutiger the example of his formal artistic sensibility par excellence. Searching for the fundamental elements in nature, he has discovered the pebble, rounded and polished over innumerable years by gently flowing water.And out of this, he has created his complete system, a ruralistic typeface of letters and symbols. It depicts animals and plants, as well as astrological and mythical signs. Because of its unique aura, Frutiger Stones is particularly well-suited to different purposes - in headlines and prominent pictograms, as symbol faces, illustrations, and more.Frutiger Symbols is a symbol font of plants, animals and stars as well as religious and mythological symbols. Together with Frutiger Stones this typeface builds a complete design system, which offers endless possibilities. It can be used for illustrations or a symbol type with its distinctive pictograms. Frutiger Symbols is available in the weights regular, positive and negative.
I ran into an odd problem with TCPDF 6.0.002 and Firefox's (19.0.2) internal PDF-viewer when using an unicode TTF of Frutiger 45/55/65 (the "standard"-version Win/TT from -family.html) and I'm not sure if the problem is Firefox, TCPDF, the font or some combination of all three:
2. If I import/add the font file as "TrueType" instead of "TrueTypeUnicode" (or just change $type in the PHP font-file accordingly), the spacings are correct in both viewers. Next odd thing here: Adobe Reader neither shows the german "umlauts" ä, ö and ü nor the sz-ligature ß - which is to be expected because of a wrong encoding (ISO-8859 vs. UTF-8). Surprisingly Firefox does show these chars...
3. If I run my testscript in FPDF 1.7 (with slight syntactic changes to the TCPDF syntax) - importing the font there and converting the string from UTF-8 to ISO-8859-1 with iconv() - there are no problems with missing spaces or umlauts. So here it seems this problem is somehow specific to some changes/additions in TCPDF?
If I use -convert.com/en/convert-tff-font-to-afm-pfa-fpdf-tcpdf to convert Frutiger 45 (resulting in a .afm-file instead of a .ctg.z next to the .z- and .php-file), it's fine. If I convert Frutiger 55 here, there's a space missing behind the dollar char - in Firefox and Adobe Reader.
Furthermore I'd like to try some other commercial fonts I own, like Neue Helvetica 35 and 45, but they are in OpenType-(.otf-)Format. On the one hand states that OpenType is supported, on the other hand the docs for addTTFFont() ( ) do not mention OpenType - if I run addTTFfont() on an .otf-file, it finishes without any error message, but the result is just a .z File, the CIDToGIDMap (.ctg.z) and the font definition PHP-file are missing and I can't use the font.
The problem with OpenType fonts is that they are not supported, unless they're in TrueType format. The OpenType standard does not specify the outline data format. Rather, it accommodates any of several existing standards. Sometimes terms like "OpenType (PostScript flavor)", "Type 1 OpenType", "OpenType CFF", or "OpenType (TrueType flavor)" are used to indicate which outline format a particular OpenType font file contains. Only the OpenType TrueType flavor is supported by TCPDF, rendering the use of OpenType fonts next to useless.
The reason why the addTTFFont function returns nothing can be found here: It's becuase you are using a CFF font. The first 4 characters in a OpenType CFF font are 'OTTO', you can recognise them by that.
Frutiger 45 Light Bold Converter: Windows Type 1 Installer V1.0d.Font: V1.2 font (Font family name: Frutiger 45 Light; Font style name: Bold), 261 characters in total. Character distribution range:
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