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Satzschriften von Georg Salden


PoloPolo



Polo is a well-proportioned sans-serif with lots of character. It combines the purposeful charisma of a grotesque with the harmonious legibility of the roman typeface. It has its idiosyncrasies and a style of its own, and yet it has almost universal applicability. Polo was developed 1972 and since then it has become a comprehensive typeface family. Totally unique for its time, this design had a decisive influence on the development of contemporary typefaces. Polo typefaces are available for different font sizes: Polo 11 was specially designed for smaller-sized texts. Polo 22 is intended for larger font sizes. Polo 66 is somewhat lighter and narrower and is geared towards headlines or narrow columns of text.

Polo fonts are available for different sizes:

Polo 11 contains ink traps, so the characters stay sharper in small sizes.

Polo 22 has no ink traps. In sizes from 30-36pt it is more elegant then Polo 11.

Whereas Polo 11 und Polo 22 have the same spacing and kerning, Polo 66 is slightly lighter and narrower.
It is better suited for use in headlines and narrow columns.

Polo 11, Polo 22, thin and condensed Polo fonts equipped with lining figures. They are slightly smaller then the capitals and have tiny ascenders and descenders to fit better in text (above middle). Polo 66 and Small Caps contain old style figures (right). Polo OpenType Expert fonts also contain figures in capital height also, accessible via OpenType-Features.





OpenType-Features
Polo fonts are available in OpenType Basic (no features) and OpenType Expert (features included). OpenType features provide advanced typographic performance and can be accessed by almost all professional layout software.


Various numerals
Polo 11, 22, thin and condensed Polo Expert fonts come with lining figures with varying widths and kerning. They are slightly smaller then the capitals and have tiny ascenders and descenders to fit better in text. Tabular figures and figures in capital height are accessible via features. The space glyph measures exactly half of the width of tabular figures, therefore it can easily be used for spaces in tabular composition.

Proportional Lining Figures in capital height
Tabular Lining Figures in capital height
Proportional Lining Figures
Tabular Lining Figures

Polo 66 and Small Caps Expert fonts contain old style figures with true ascenders and descender. Tabular and lining figures are accessible via features.

Proportional Lining Figures in capital height
Tabular Lining Figures in capital height
Proportional Oldstyle Figures
Tabular Oldstyle Figures

Alternate g
Polo 11, 22 and 66 Expert fonts also contain additionally an alternate single storey g. It is accessible via Stylistic Set 01 (InDesign) or Stylistic Alternates (QuarkXpress, Illustrator, Photoshop) and the Swash feature.


Fractions
Numerals separated by a slash will be replaced automatically by real fractions.


Superiors
Standard figures will be replaced by superior figures.


Inferiors
Standard figures will be replaced by inferior figures.


Language Features
Correct typographical glyphs e.g. in Romanian (commaaccent replaces cedilla) and Turkish (dotaccent on the small caps lower case i).


The typographic layout features can be accessed via the Opentype palette (Illustrator) or the Character palette (InDesign and QuarkXpress). All glyphs available with the font can be seen in the Glyph palette.