Josefov-Light Font

Josefov family consisting of 3 fonts
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Author's note

Josefov-Light is as the name implies directly derived from the sans serif text font Josef designed by Ingo Zimmermann of ingoFont.

Here also originates the touch of the unusual relation of large x-height to the very short ascenders, even for modern serif fonts. The basic thought was to create a font with heavy rounded serifs in the style of Clarendon but which hardly reminds one of that particular font. In addition, the form principle of rounded serifs is applied whenever possible for example at the points where the individual strokes of the characters join one another.
JOSEFOV seems very technical, very constructed (and truly is). In order to soften up the rigid impression, the serifs are applied at some points contrary to the tradition handed down, as with the upper case A C G K M V W and the lower case a b d h i j k l s t. Historically there is no example of the laterally oriented serifs of capital and small s (S) and C G. On the other hand, the double-sided serifs on the stems of b d h k l appear at the beginning of modern times in the very first serif types from Sweynheim and Pannartz and others. The double-sided serifs of A M V W were also customary in the first decades of printing.

The font downloadable here is a reduced version (without punctuation, ligatures, numbers etc.). A commercial version of this font (with all features) is available at

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Basic font information

Copyright notice
Copyright (c) 2006 by Josefov is a ingoFont, o Zimmermann, Augsburg, All rights reserved.
Font family
Font subfamily
Unique subfamily identification
JosefovisaingoFont,Zimmermann,Augsburg, Josefov Light: 2006
Full font name
Name table version
Version 1.001 2006
Postscript font name
Trademark notice
JosefovIF Light is a trademark of Josefov is a ingoFont, o Zimmermann, Augsburg,
Manufacturer name
Copyright (c) 2006 by Josefov is a ingoFont, o Zimmermann, Augsburg, All rights reserved.

Extended font information

Platforms supported

UnicodeUnicode 2.0 and onwards semantics, Unicode BMP only.
MicrosoftUnicode BMP only

Font details

Glyph count53
Units per Em1000
Embedding rightsEmbedding for permanent installation
Family classNo classification
Mac styleBold
DirectionOnly strongly left to right glyphs + contains neutrals
Pattern natureRegular
Complete pack contains 3 font weights listed below:
Josefov ingoFontsWebsite OpenTypePersonal use
Josefov-Bold ingoFontsWebsite OpenTypePersonal use