Octant

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What is the Octant font?

Octant is an original display typeface drawing inspiration from Victorian-age steel and brass engineering, as well as from blackletter typography. Despite its many innovative departures from traditional letter architecture at the detail level, its overall shape is based on the familiar timeless proportions of humanist serif tradition, which renders it easily legible.
While Octant shines in display roles, it also performs well in short texts such as poetry or block quotes. Apart from serving as a fresh alternative to blackletter, it evokes hand-crafted metalwork, daring feats of engineering and innovation, and adventurous journeys on airships and sailboats. Thanks to its unique and unmistakable look, it delivers a memorable impact in any role. More…
Octant comes with extensive language support and a generous collection of ligatures. For ease of use in typographically unsavvy applications (such as PowerPoint), the distribution includes an alternate version of the font (“Octant Ligatures”) in which all ligatures are encoded as standard rather than discretionary.
Acknowledgements: Many thanks to the helpful folks on the Typophile.com forums, whose feedback and support were crucial in developing Octant from a few doodles to a mature font! Special thanks to Rainer Scheichelbauer from glyphsapp.com for helping with localization and troubleshooting. Spacing and kerning by Igino Marini’s iKern service. This font is dedicated to Simone.

Octant Font families

The Octant includes the following font families:

  • Octant
  • Octant Ligatures

Octant Preview

Here is a preview of how Octant will look. For more previews using your own text as an example, click here.

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Is Octant A free font? Is Octant Free to Download?

No,Octant is not free to download. You will need to pay for it I'm afraid. Almost every font that we list on HighFonts.com is a paid-for, premium font. We do have a Free Fonts section where we list free fonts that you can download. There is no point trying to find a free download of Octant so please don't waste your time looking.

It is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find Octant for free. There's a lot of websites that will say "Free Download" but these are just attempts to get you to click on a link which will either take you to an ad landing page or you risk getting viruses on your computer. In the rare occasion that you do find a free download for Octant remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!

If you really want Octant and you want to truly own it the legal and safe way, then click here to visit the download and purchase page on MyFonts.com. Here you will be able to obtain the proper license. The designer and publisher deserves to be paid for their work, as they have put in the hours and the creativity to produce such an amazing font. Good luck with your purchase and future use of this font. :)