Satzschriften von Georg Salden


Rolls belongs to the Eurostile font style, which was created in the seventies by Aldo Novarese. All the usually round letter parts are here converted into straight lines with short corner curves. They thereby acquire an inward openness. To the exterior, however, the verticals follow one after the other, which was already regarded as nicely ornamental, though less reader-friendly, in the broken typefaces of the Middle Ages. In the case of Rolls, some letters were given greater definition by means of serifs rather than corner curves. It is rather like a semi-sans-serif and is very tightly spaced. It unfolds it charms with the comparatively gentle and zestful accompanying italic.

Rolls 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
Rolls Expert fonts come with proportional lining figures with varying widths and kerning. Oldstyle and tabular figures are available 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
Tabular Lining Figures
Proportional Oldstyle Figures
Tabular Oldstyle Figures

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

Standard figures will be replaced by superior figures.

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.