What is the Diaconia Old Style font?
Diaconia Old Style is a new rendition of my workhorse body copy font that I originally designed to use for the body copy of “Printing in a Digital World.” I became increasingly upset with the lack of lowercase numbers and true small caps. Diaconia started life as a modification of one of the Dutch Bible fonts I traced. It has changed a lot since then (although I have a hard time telling how much because I have lost the original). The plain and italic work especially well when used in very large sizes as display faces. The other four variants (small caps, heavy, heavy italic, and black) are designed for use in book production. Because I format all my own books, I was able to design fonts that met my needs exactly: lowercase numbers, SMALL CAPS font, Mac Command, Option, and Control symbols, ballot box in the section slot, and several other special characters. More…
DiaconiaPro is the OpenType family of my body copy workhorse. This is the first font family I ever created: classic, elegant, easy to read. 583 characters: small caps, oldstyle figures, numerators, denominators, lining figures, accents and a lot more.
Diaconia Old Style Font families
The Diaconia Old Style includes the following font families:
- Diaconia Old Style
- Diaconia Old Style Italic
- Diaconia Old Style Heavy
- Diaconia Old Style HeavyItalic
- Diaconia Old Style Black
- Diaconia Old Style SmallCaps
- Diaconia Pro
- Diaconia Pro Italic
- Diaconia Pro Heavy
- Diaconia Pro HeavyItalic
Diaconia Old Style Preview
Here is a preview of how Diaconia Old Style will look. For more previews using your own text as an example, click here.
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