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Copyright (c) 2010-2012 by Claus Eggers Sørensen (es@forthehearts.net), with Reserved Font Name ‘Playfair’

This Font Software is licensed under the SIL Open Font License, Version 1.1.
This license is copied below, and is also available with a FAQ at: http://scripts.sil.org/OFL

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SIL OPEN FONT LICENSE Version 1.1 - 26 February 2007
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PREAMBLE
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The OFL allows the licensed fonts to be used, studied, modified and redistributed freely as long as they are not sold by themselves. The fonts, including any derivative works, can be bundled, embedded, redistributed and/or sold with any software provided that any reserved names are not used by derivative works. The fonts and derivatives, however, cannot be released under any other type of license. The requirement for fonts to remain under this license does not apply to any document created using the fonts or their derivatives.

DEFINITIONS
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“Author” refers to any designer, engineer, programmer, technical writer or other person who contributed to the Font Software.

PERMISSION & CONDITIONS
Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of the Font Software, to use, study, copy, merge, embed, modify, redistribute, and sell modified and unmodified copies of the Font Software, subject to the following conditions:

1) Neither the Font Software nor any of its individual components, in Original or Modified Versions, may be sold by itself.

2) Original or Modified Versions of the Font Software may be bundled, redistributed and/or sold with any software, provided that each copy contains the above copyright notice and this license. These can be included either as stand-alone text files, human-readable headers or in the appropriate machine-readable metadata fields within text or binary files as long as those fields can be easily viewed by the user.

3) No Modified Version of the Font Software may use the Reserved Font Name(s) unless explicit written permission is granted by the corresponding Copyright Holder. This restriction only applies to the primary font name as presented to the users.

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5) The Font Software, modified or unmodified, in part or in whole, must be distributed entirely under this license, and must not be distributed under any other license. The requirement for fonts to remain under this license does not apply to any document created using the Font Software.

TERMINATION
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DISCLAIMER
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Webfont Kit

The license for this font is the SIL OFL license. This license does not allow us to redistribute derivative versions of the font without wholesale name changes inside and out of the font. Until we figure out a reasonable method of delivering these to you and complying with the license, you will have to use the Webfont Generator yourself on these, renaming the fonts appropriately.

If you are the designer of this font, and this was an unintended consequence of using the OFL license, contact us and give us permission to allow webfont conversions. Thanks!

Fonts

Playfair Display Regular free font

Playfair Display Regular | 858 Glyphs

Playfair Display Italic free font

Playfair Display Italic | 856 Glyphs

Playfair Display Bold free font

Playfair Display Bold | 858 Glyphs

Playfair Display Bold Italic free font

Playfair Display Bold Italic | 856 Glyphs

Playfair Display Black free font

Playfair Display Black | 858 Glyphs

Playfair Display Black Italic free font

Playfair Display Black Italic | 856 Glyphs

Playfair Display SC Regular free font

Playfair Display SC Regular | 658 Glyphs

Playfair Display SC Italic free font

Playfair Display SC Italic | 657 Glyphs

Playfair Display SC Bold free font

Playfair Display SC Bold | 658 Glyphs

Playfair Display SC Bold Italic free font

Playfair Display SC Bold Italic | 657 Glyphs

Playfair Display SC Black free font

Playfair Display SC Black | 658 Glyphs

Playfair Display SC Black Italic free font

Playfair Display SC Black Italic | 657 Glyphs

Font Information

Playfair is a transitional design. From the time of enlightenment in the late 18th century, the broad nib quills were replaced by pointed steel pens. This influenced typographical letterforms to become increasingly detached from the written ones. Developments in printing technology, ink, and paper making, made it possible to print letterforms of high contrast and delicate hairlines.

This design lends itself to this period, and while it is not a revival of any particular design, it takes influence from the designs of printer and typeface designer John Baskerville, the punchcutter William Martin’s typeface for the ‘Boydell Shakspeare’ (sic) edition, and from the ‘Scotch Roman’ designs that followed thereafter.

As the name indicates, Playfair Display is well suited for titling and headlines. It has an extra large x-height and short descenders. It can be set with no leading if space is tight, for instance in news headlines, or for stylistic effect in titles. Capitals are extra short, and only very slightly heavier than the lowercase characters. This helps achieve a more even typographical colour when typesetting proper nouns and initialisms. Languages, like German, where nouns are capitalized, particularly benefit from this lower contrast between lower and upper case glyphs. In German, with its many capitalised words, and in other European languages that use many diacritical characters, it is advised to use more leading.

Being a transitional design, stylistically Playfair can accompany Georgia, where Georgia is used for body text.

Downloads:519,351
Uploaded on:July 11, 2013
Designed by:Claus Eggers Sørensen
Classification: Serif
Tags:Elegant, Paragraph, Retro, Serif, Modern, Serif, Transitional, Small Caps, True Italics, Vintage
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