Legendum Font

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Legendum is a typeface not unlike MS's Verdana. It has been made for optimal screen readibility. It is anti-aliased on Windows as well. It now contains all normal Latin characters as well as all Greek characters, plus punctuation. All are instructed. I use this permanently on my desktop, and have found it extremely nice to look at for longer stretches of time.

It has the OpenType features "kern" (kerning), "lnum" (lining numerals; it's got old-style numerals by default), "mark"/"mkmk" (mark positioning). It comes in two flavours: Legendum_legacy.otf has hundreds of precomposed characters (such as é) while Legendum.otf does not, but OpenType-aware OSes and/or applications may be able to produce them anyway. The file for the latter is a lot smaller though. Most of the Latin combined glyphs are there, and (I think) all of the Greek ones (including polytonic Greek).

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Legendum Regular (Version .50) Legendum.otfView Font Info 298 glyphs — View All


  • jamthetram avatar
    When I type fl in Legendum it converts to a capital L. When I type fq it converts to a capital Q. Is there any reason for this and can it be fixed? Otherwise, I like the font and think it looks great. Thanks!
  • fontspace avatar
    @jamthetram That's intentional, it's part of the OpenType features enabled in the font. Now, I'm not sure why it's intentional, but the designer wanted it to do that. You can try disabling OpenType features in your application, or use a non OpenType-aware application (like Microsoft Word).
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Legendum was made by Rogier van Dalen and is meant to be used on screens at small sizes.


(c) 2002 Rogier van Dalen


This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. <br> <br>This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. <br> <br>You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA


Rogier van Dalen


Version .50


Rogier van Dalen