Signographie : Andron

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About Andron

Projects using Andron

The following projects are applying Andron as the exclusive or principal typeface. 

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The 2004 and 2005 volumes of the Gutenberg-Jahrbuch have been typeset in Andron. Designers were Friedrich Forssmann and Ralf de Jong. The two annuals, which contain articles in various languages, have been the first large-scale einsatz of Andron. In the 2004 annual an article by Andreas Stötzner, Die Andron – Erweiterte typographische Möglichkeiten mit einer neuen Satzschrift, is published.

   Contemporary literature
Awarded!   2006 a Sohrab Homi Fracis edition received the prestigious ”Most Beautiful Books“ award (Schönste Bücher) by the German click meStiftung Buchkunst. Further volumes of the book series Bibliothek der Entdeckungen have been published since. Designer Helmut Stabe uses Andron also for composing the very handsome catalogues of Gerhard Gruber Antiquarian booksellers, Heilbronn (see

   GALex: Polytonic Greek text in Andron 
The Greek and Arabic Lexicon is typeset in Andron for its Latin and Greek parts. The treatise shows in extenso Andron Corpus Regular Greek polytonic (very few: Greek Italics) alongside with Andron Corpus Italics for the English parts and Andron Corpus Regular (Latin) for all Arabic transcriptions. – The click meGlossarium Graeco-Arabicum is edited by Brill publ., Leiden (see, editors are Gerhard Endreß of Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany) and Dimitri Gutas of Yale University (US).

MUFI – Andron for medievalist scholars 
The interdisciplinary Medieval Unicode Font Initiative , headed by Odd Einar Haugen of Bergen University (Norway), is an informal network of scholars collaborating on the issue of getting Unicode more handy for medievalist’s purposes. Among the activities are a pending proposal for encoding special characters, publication of the MUFI recommendation (listing all characters neccessary for medievalist text editing) and providing of several fonts which are designed to meet MUFI’s requirements. – Andron has been applied as the default specimen font for character display in the MUFI recommendation. Furthermore, Andron has been considerably extended (and strengthened!) during the last two years a great deal backed by grants of Bergen University. (This is the place to adress a special GRATIA to Prof. Odd Einar Haugen! A.St.) 

   Andron has been used in more scientific publications, of nordic medieval studies in particular. Among them is vol. XLV of the Bibliotheca Arnamagnæana (Arnamagnæan Institut Copenhagen), the book »De eldste østlandske Kristenrettene« (Norwegian Riksarchivet Oslo) as well as the new  Bibliotheca Nordica book series (Novus Verlag Oslo).
If you wish to try out Andron you should go to the click meMUFI font page ! There you can download a special mufish version of Andron Regular for free. The updated version of  Andron Scriptor Web is now available! Please see that page for download and information.

   Altnordische Philologie 
A comprehensive introductory handbook about old norse philology, covering Iceland and Norway, has now been published at click mede Gruyter’s. This new German edition of the Norwegian original Handbok i norrøn filologi (Odd Einar Haugen ed.) compiles the work of about a dozen of scholars from Europe and abroad. The volume (translation and composing: Astrid van Nahl, Bonn University) presents the reader with extensive use of Andron’s particular nordistic and medievalistic features as developed in collaboration with the MUFI project. So, for instance, Andron Runes have been developed in two different cuts (with and without serifs) to accomodate the needs of this ambitious edition.

Medieval Nordic Text Archive  (MENOTA)
Menota is a network of leading nordic archives, libraries and academic institutions, who collaborate to publish medieval texts from nordic manuscripts online. Under externer Link“Text Archive” a number of medieval sources is listed. By clicking [F] or [D] in the “Read” column you’ll get access to a complete online text representation of the source chosen – in Andron Corpus (if installed on your computer), which is the default font favoured by the programming of that website. Here you can watch Andron at work rendering the very particular typography of medieval nordic texts.


Letzte Änderung: 03.09.2009 11:05