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Jabana Super Family

Designed by Nils Thomsen, Jabana is a dingbat and hand display font collection published by TypeMates.

Jabana Alt is the much more standard looking brother of Jabana.
Jabana Extras is a set of awesome specials to get a fast and easy design.
Each letter is altered and changed.
But you can also use it for coffee and more.
Each letter and punctuation have three simple varieties of alternates.
Banners / Arrows / Ornaments / Catchy Words / Lines / Dividers / Web and App Icons and lots of Coffee Bar Icons …

Download the awesome 22 Pages Jabana manual in the Collateral Section!
Just switch on the ligature feature (opentype) and type from “a” to “z” or “A” to “Z”.
Super compressed and extended letter shapes in 5 widths, smooth handwritten marker curves and especially a wide range of opentype features define the large character set of Jabana Alt.
Banner: Combine for example “h” and “m”.
Each letter and punctuation got three simple varieties of alternates.
“g”, it changes …

You will have 1000 of different Banners, or 2000 of varying Ornaments.
Especially an opentype stylistic set gives an extra touch to it while putting a dot/line above denominators or underneath numerators (ss03+numr/dnom).
The “Coffee Bar Icons” are placed on the private use area of the unicode list.
They are meant to be used for decoration or distinction.
Another reason for the amount of 1500 glyphs are the numerator and denominator letters which include A-Z, punctuation and the extra bullets (ss09-16).

Jabana is inspired by having a “Schorle” at Hamburgs coffee bars.

40 super compressed and extended letter shapes in 5 widths, smooth handwritten marker curves and especially a wide range of opentype features define the large character set of Jabana and Jabana Alt.

In addition, there is the nice Jabana Extras for fancy designs.

Each letter and punctuation have three simple varieties of alternates. This gives a nice looking handwritten nature to the font. They will be randomly chosen by the contextual alternates feature or even by hand via stylistic set (ss01, ss02).

The complete range of characters for serious western European typography is included in Jabana. Besides the standard accented letters, fractions, mathematical glyphs, superiors and inferiors, you will find alternates, extra bullets, different arrows, negative figures and roman numerals.

Another reason for the amount of 1500 glyphs are the numerator and denominator letters which include A-Z, punctuation and the extra bullets (ss09-16). They are meant to be used for decoration or distinction. Especially an opentype stylistic set gives an extra touch to it while putting a dot/line above denominators or underneath numerators (ss03+numr/dnom).

If Jabana is too unique for your purposes have a look at Jabana Alt. This alternate got some more standard uppercase shapes and a larger x-height with short descenders for the lowercase.

Extras! … If you need some awesome specials, Jabana Extras can help you to realize a fast and good looking design. Besides Arrows, Banners, Lines, Ornaments and Web or Coffee Icons you will find much more … You’ll love it!

Naming: Jabana/Jebena is a container used to brew coffee in the Ethiopian, Eritrean and Eastern Sudanese traditional coffee ceremony. It is usually made of pottery and has a spherical base, a neck and pouring spout and a handle where the neck connects with the base.

Foundry TypeMates
Fonts 52
Price $10.00
Released 2015
Styles Hand Display, Dingbat
Designer Nils Thomsen

Jabana

52 Fonts

$159.00

Jabana

20 Fonts

$167.00

Jabana Alt

20 Fonts

$167.00

Jabana Extras

12 Fonts

$47.00

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