Adelle Sans Extended

Designed by Veronika Burian José Scaglione. Released 2019.

Adelle Sans Extended expands the original family’s forms into a versatile tool specifically for Vietnamese and Pan-African Latin-based languages — branding, screens, signage, paragraphs, and advertising. If functionality, tone, and global use is the goal, this family is the answer.

We offer free licenses to educational institutions and NGOs doing humanitarian or educational work in Africa, and those conducting research in African studies or linguistics. Please get in touch via our contact form for more information.

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Ngôn ngữ là hệ thống phức tạp con người sử dụng để liên lạc hay giao tiếp với nhau cũng như chỉ chính năng lực của con người có khả năng sử dụng hệ thống như vậy. Là hệ thống thông tin liên lạc được sử dụng bởi một cộng đồng hoặc quốc gia cụ thể, cách thức hoặc phong cách của một đoạn văn bản hoặc lời nói. Ngành khoa học nghiên cứu khoa học về ngôn ngữ được gọi là ngôn ngữ học. Ước tính số lượng ngôn ngữ trên thế giới dao động khoảng từ 6000 đến 7000 loại khác nhau. Tuy nhiên, bất cứ ước lượng chính xác nào cũng đều phụ thuộc vào sự phân biệt khá tùy ý giữa các ngôn ngữ chính và ngôn ngữ địa phương.

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Thiɔrëɣɔ̈c ee thëm thëm wëu ke luɔi rac. ɣɔ̈c de käŋ ku luɔɔi aaye wëu juëc göör, ke wëu kë aaye dhuk piny në kë ba looi ku kë ba ɣɔɔc. Mënyic ë maac ë käŋ ee käŋ deet të nɔŋ raan ɣɔ̈c käŋ, nyic yen thiɔɔr ë ɣɔ̈c. Abë naŋ piath ku rɛ̈ɛ̈c yen thiɔ̈r ë ɣɔɔc. Ka ye thiɔ̈r ɣɔ̈c bɛ̈ɛ̈i. Të cïï wëu bɛ̈n të në nyiɛ̈ɛ̈c ë maac ë käŋ (ye wëu ɣɔ̈c ë käŋ eke juak röt arët, ke wëu adhiil ë dhuk piny. Aye, mënyic ë maac ë käŋ kedhiɛ tak, ajuɛ̈k ë wëu ee rɔt juak (wëëth thiɔr ɣɔɔc), aaye ariöp ë luɔɔi ku ɣɔ̈c juak (thiɔ̈r ë ɣɔ̈c) etɔ̈ ë kaambäric ku keek aawääc ka looi röt ë kaam ciekic.

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The Backstory

Adelle Sans Extended

A flexible and personable world-ready sans, providing true multilingual font support.

The Adelle Sans Extended font family, José Scaglione and Veronika Burian’s sans serif, provides a clean and spirited take on the traditional grotesque sans for a major part of the global market: Vietnamese, Latin, and the Latin-based Pan-African languages are included. As is typical with TypeTogether typefaces, the most demanding editorial design problems were taken 
into consideration when creating Adelle Sans Extended. The combination of lively character and unobtrusive appearance inherent to grotesque sans serifs make it an utterly versatile tool for every imaginable situation. Whether for branding, signage, or advertising, the keyword behind Adelle Sans Extended’s use is flexibility.

Adelle Sans Extended is available in 7 weights with matching italics, and includes Latin, Vietnamese, and Pan-African Latin. Each of these 14 styles is a perfect counterpart in terms of weight and vertical proportions to its language equivalents. This ensures type families fit harmoniously in the same block of text 
and gives a pleasing change of texture when used 
at similar point sizes.

To support Pan-African Latin and to ensure coherence in the entire family, consultant Dr Don Osborn compiled a character list that would support all Latin-based languages of Africa. These languages use a wide range of resources to make an efficient notation system for the necessary sounds for every language. For example, the use of floating accents above and below the base characters, the use of phonetic 
alphabet glyphs (IPA), the use of Greek letters or Greek derivative shapes, extensive use of connected diacritic marks such as the hook or horn, the use of characters that where originally intended for other purposes (like the florin), and character clusters.

Rooted in the belief that broad language support 
is crucial to modern type design, the Extended family is yet another push in TypeTogether’s ongoing multilingual efforts. The naturally clean and spirited shapes of Adelle Sans lend themselves to a graceful translation of the structure of African and Vietnamese alphabets. Careful research and close collaboration with African type expert Don Osborn yielded typographic consistency, legibility, and cultural awareness within the Latin-based African languages, as well as filling the need for quality Pan-African and Vietnamese editorial typefaces.

In addition to the 14 weights, Adelle Sans Extended contains its companion Latin and Vietnamese styles, each of which has been engineered to optically match the proportions of its counterparts. Together, the full Adelle Sans family delivers consistent, flexible, and personable results in multilingual documents and multicultural branding worldwide. Its 1,650 character set includes typographic niceties, small caps, several sets of figures, and support for over 400 languages. It also includes a set of 35 icons specially designed for electronic publications. The complete Adelle Sans family, along with our entire catalogue, has been optimised for today’s varied screen uses.

CREDITS
Lead design and concept
Veronika Burian
José Scaglione

Assistant designer
Roxane Gataud

Engineering
Azza Alameddine
Joancarles Casasín

Quality assurance
Azza Alameddine

Language consultancy
Dr Don Osborn

Graphic design
Elena Veguillas

Copywriting
Joshua Farmer

About Us

TypeTogether is an indie type foundry committed to excellence in type design with a focus on editorial use. Additionally, TypeTogether creates custom type design for corporate use. We invite you to browse our library of retail fonts or contact us to discuss custom type design projects.