Etna (2020) was inspired by the Aetna wood type style of the late nineteenth century. Etna tames this quirky Victorian design into a complete family suitable for modern use, adding a full range of six weights and italics, allowing it to work equally well for both text and display. Etna includes three different condensed widths in all six weights (intended for display use), four different figure styles, alternate characters, true small caps, and a selection of dingbats, including arrows, stars, asterisks, and manicules (pointing hands).
- Six weights: Light, Regular, Semibold, Bold, Extrabold, and Black.
- Four widths: Normal, Condensed, X Condensed, and XX Condensed.
- Matching italics for the Normal width.
- 30 styles in all.
- Matching small caps for all weights and styles.*
- Lining and old style figures (both proportional and tabular).*
- Full “f” ligature set.*
- Dingbats: Manicules (pointing hands), stars, asterisks, arrows, circles, squares, diamonds.
- Alternate characters: Ampersand; figures one (old style), two, and five; filled manicules (pointing hands).*
- Automatic fractions.*
- Automatic ordinals.*
- Extended language support for most Latin-based Western and Central European languages, including all the swash and alternate characters.
* Requires an application or operating system with support for OpenType advanced typography, such as Adobe Creative Cloud, Affinity Designer/Photo/Publisher, or QuarkXPress. Check your application’s user guide. OpenType advanced typography is also supported by most modern web browsers through the use of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
Specimens & Mini-Site
Etna Specimen. The story of Etna, with full style showings, full character set and technical information. 67 pages. 2.89 MB PDF.
Etna Mini-Site. The story behind Etna’s design, the history of the Aetna type style, and detailed information about Etna’s features.
Etna on "Fonts In Use"
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