Philippa

Philippa balances elegant geometry with rigid structure. Circular counters, spiked corners and sharp interior angles appear straightforward, but subtleties lurk beneath the surface.

Font Details

Philippa’s four font weights are duplexed, so changes in weight will not affect the width of the text being set. This constraint enhances the underlying personality developed by the wide circular “bdgopq” group and the narrower “hmnru” lowercase characters. The duplexing also offers utility both in digital interfaces and graphic design applications, where playful use of weight change can be developed without shifting layouts.

The sans-serif typeface features elliptical counters and geometric forms, evoking the more utilitarian aspects of 20th Century modernism. Contemporary proportions and a large x-height help to improve readability in digital contexts. Acute angles on characters such as “MZz24” are not chamfered, giving their sharp forms full impact at display sizes. Strokes consistently terminate at precise vertical, horizontal and 45° angles.

The mix of geometric elegance and rigid structure is perfectly suited to branding and corporate use, where a clean and simple aesthetic can be embraced without sacrificing subtle individualising differences.

Font Styles

Philippa is available in 8 styles, across 4 weights.

  • Light
  • Light Italic
  • Regular
  • Italic
  • SemiBold
  • SemiBold Italic
  • Bold
  • Bold Italic

Font Features

  • Stylistic Alternates

    Stylistic alternates can be activated using the OpenType Stylistic Sets ss01 ss02 ss03 ss04.

    R Ra au u4 4
  • Case Sensitive Forms

    Case sensitive forms can be activated using the OpenType case feature.

    «[{(H-O)}]» «[{(H-O)}]»
  • Tabular Figures

    Tabular figures can be activated using the OpenType tnum feature.

    0123456789$€£¥∙
  • Small Figures

    Small figures can be activated using the OpenType sups and subs feature, or using the corresponding superior and inferior unicode characters.

    H1O2x³
  • Fractions

    Fractions can be activated using the OpenType frac feature, or using the corresponding unicode fraction characters where available.

    81/299/100

Language Support

Philippa supports these 97 languages.

  • Achinese
  • Afrikaans
  • Albanian
  • Amahuaca
  • Aymara
  • Balinese
  • Basque
  • Bemba
  • Bena
  • Bosnian
  • Catalan
  • Cebuano
  • Chavacano
  • Chokwe
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Estonian
  • Filipino
  • Finnish
  • French
  • Friulian
  • Galician
  • German
  • Gusii
  • Haitian
  • Hani
  • Hiligaynon
  • Hungarian
  • Iloko
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Javanese
  • K'iche'
  • Kabuverdianu
  • Kalenjin
  • Kekchí
  • Khasi
  • Kimbundu
  • Kinyarwanda
  • Kongo
  • Konzo
  • Kurdish
  • Latvian
  • Lithuanian
  • Lombard
  • Luba-Lulua
  • Malagasy
  • Malay
  • Maltese
  • Meru
  • Morisyen
  • Ndonga
  • Neapolitan
  • Nobiin
  • Norwegian
  • Nyankole
  • Occitan
  • Oromo
  • Pampanga
  • Pedi
  • Picard
  • Piemontese
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Quechua
  • Romanian
  • Rundi
  • Samoan
  • Sardinian
  • Shona
  • Sicilian
  • Silesian
  • Slovak
  • Slovenian
  • Somali
  • Soninke
  • Sotho
  • Spanish
  • Sundanese
  • Swahili
  • Swedish
  • Tagalog
  • Tonga
  • Turkish
  • Turkmen
  • Uzbek
  • Venetian
  • Walloon
  • Waray
  • Welsh
  • Xhosa
  • Yao
  • Yucateco
  • Zulu

Glyphs

508 glyphs

Uppercase

Lowercase

Uppercase accents

Lowercase accents

Numerals

Small Figures

Ordinals

Currency

Mathematics

Ligatures

Punctuation

Symbols

Fractions