TF, 2 letters that signify at the same time Type Foundry and Typographie Française (French Typography). 205TF is a type foundry that brings together the work of independent typeface designers, some of them well known, others closer to the beginning of their career, all highly talented. Each of them developing characters where a certain French spirit can be felt. 205TF is a foundry on a human scale, and beyond the distribution of their work, it supports typeface designers by making their creations available to a wider audience, allowing for greater recognition of their work.
205TF makes a choice of quality: a small number of creators, a precise selection of characters. The number is of little importance, the quality however is essential.
All of the characters are developed according to common standards (set standard, set pro and set spécial). The typefaces have – at a minimum – an extended set of characters (Latin extended) and this allows them to be used for compositions in a wide range of languages. With an Opentype format, they provide access to specific characters such as small capitals (according to the characters), different series of figures (aligned, old style, proportional and tabular), ligatures, fractions, etc.
This format allows access to specific typographic settings according to the characters. - For the group of characters – functions “All caps”, “Case sensitive punctuation”, “Tabular lining figures”, “Tabular old-style figures”, “Proportional old-style figures”, “Ligatures”, “Fractions”, “Ordinals”, “Contextual alternates”, “Localized forms”, etc.
For certain characters — “Small capitals”, “Capitals to Small Capitals”.
The presentation and interest of each function are detailed in the typeface specimens that can be downloaded for each typeface.
The groups of characters function with both MacOs and Windows platforms and have been tested for Office and Adobe applications. They can then be easily installed on the vast majority of computers and the direct transfer of a file that uses 205TF typefaces from one platform to another and from a Macintosh version of software to a Windows version of software is a process which is seamless.
For cases involving a specific and/or proprietary operating system or specific software, please contact us directly.
This dingbats typeface responds efficiently to what a lot of designers seek: choose a series of arrows that adapt themselves precisely to any character that has previously been retained. Up to now this kind of typeface has not been enough and has rapidly revealed itself to be insufficient: the number of arrows proposed is ultimately quite limited.
This typeface proposes a much greater number, thanks to a misuse of OpenType technology. In effect, it is not a new typeface that proposes a renewed batch of arrows. It is not in fact a tool that allows the designer to compose an infinite number of arrows. Through a logical set that uses the keys on the keyboard, the designer could/can choose the different elements that make up an arrow: tail, body and point.
The arrows are automatically composed thanks to more than 5,000 kerning pairs. The user can not only choose the style of an arrow but also its length (by composing a number of successive elements) and its direction (towards the left or the right using capitals and lowercase characters).
Though there may be a certain learning curve associated with the use of this typeface, the result ultimately reveals itself to be well worth the time and effort!
thanks to more than 5000 kerning pairs
This standard corresponds to the Standard set to which are added specific signs depending on each typeface (alternative signs, stylistic signs, etc.) The detail of the available characters for each typeface is presented in the typeface specimen that you can download from our website.