Andron: The typeface for scientific editions
Andreas Stötzner
My name is Andreas Stötzner and I take the pleasure to introduce to you one of the most renowned typefaces of the world. It is a typeface of classical style upon which I am constantly working since 2001.

About Andron

It has been my idea of a really versatile text face right from the beginning, to combine a very comprehensive character repertoire with the best possible typographic craftsmanship and design choices. Although a genuine new design in its own right, the informed eye will detect that Andron owes much to the Bembonian tradition of type design, which relation is anything but trivial. Many editorial designers consider the Venetian heritage of Latin type casting the most precious one, to the day.

Quo usque tandem abutere, Catilina, patientia nostra? quam diu etiam furor iste tuus nos eludet? quem ad finem sese effrenata iactabit audacia? Nihilne te nocturnum praesidium Palati, nihil urbis vigiliae, nihil timor populi, nihil concursus bonorum omnium, nihil hic munitissimus habendi senatus locus, nihil horum ora voltusque moverunt? Patere tua consilia non sentis, constrictam iam horum omnium scientia teneri coniurationem tuam non vides? Quid proxima, quid superiore nocte egeris, ubi fueris, quos convocaveris, quid consili ceperis, quem nostrum ignorare arbitraris?
Andron is a classical text face of the 21st century. Designed by Andreas Stötzner.
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Københavns Rådhus
The merchant of Venice
by William Shakespeare
Она су обдарена разумом и свијешђу и треба да једно према другоме поступају у духу братства.

What Andron is made for

The Andron typeface family is a true work horse as a body text face. Its excellent typographic quality makes it especially suitable for bulky volumes and very extensive text corpora. Andron’s sophisticated design causes a very good-looking text setting; but, moreover it secures the best possible legibility which is indispensable when studying large amounts of text intensely. Therefore, Andron is the first choice for editors, scholars, publishers and academic bodies around the world since many years, when a real robust typographic basis for demanding editorial projects is called for. Andron’s typographic quality copes with the best specimen of lead type printing. Its vast character coverage makes it even more eligible for the most ambitious editions, especially in the field of the humanities and language studies.

Extended Greek is, alongside Latin and Cyrillic, available in all four basic styles.

Andron in comparison with other typefaces

Most of the typefaces available today which are designed well usually have their limits in terms of character coverage. Which is fine for many purposes in every-day usage, but may pose problems when it comes to a variety of scripts or special character requirements.

On the other hand there are few fonts which cover many scripts and contain thousands of characters, e.g. system fonts or self-made fonts by scholars. As useful as they may be in a technical sense, they are hardly found suitable for more ambitiuos editorial work, for which not only a broad character coverage is needed but also a decent typographic quality is among the principal concerns.

When both aspects are essential you may wish to have a closer look at Andron.

Al.mattigr* guð ſkapaði i upphaꝼi himín ⁊ ioꝛð ⁊ alla þa lut er þ̅m ꝼẏlgía ⁊ ſiðarſt men̅ tua e͛ ætt͛ eru ꝼra komnͬ aꝺam ⁊ euo ⁊ ꝼiolgaðiz þ̅ra kẏnſloð ⁊ ꝺꝛeꝼðiz um hæim allan. En̅ er ꝼram liðu ſtunꝺ͛ þa viaꝼnaðiz man̅ꝼolkið vͦ sum͛ goðer ⁊ rett trvaꝺ͛ en̅ micklu ꝼleiri ſn͛uz þa epter girnꝺum heímſínſ ⁊ vræktv guðſ boðoꝛð ⁊ ꝼͥ þi ꝺꝛekti guꝺ heiminu̅ i ſiovar gangi ⁊ ǫllum kẏkvenꝺu̅ heimſinſ nemͣ þ̅m er í oꝛkín̅i vͦ með noa. Ept͛ noa ꝼloð liꝼðu .viij. m̅n þ̅r e͛ heimin̅ bẏgðu ⁊ komv ꝼᷓ þ̅m ætt͛ ⁊ vͬð en̅ ſe̅ ꝼẏ at þa er ꝼiolm̅tiz ⁊ bẏgðiz verollꝺin þa var þ̅ allr ꝼíolði man̅ꝼol kſenſ er elſkaði agirní ꝼiar ⁊ metnaðar en aꝼræktvz guðſ hlẏðní ⁊ sᷓ mik̅ g͛ðiz
Andron is made to master even the most demanding editorial challenges. This sample is the beginning of the Codex Wormianus (ed. Karl Gunnar Johansson) as published online by

One of Andron’s great strengths is its far-going completenes of even rather unusual character sets. Mainly represented by the Regular font, Andron’s amazing scope of characters is unrivalled by other fonts.

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Andron character coverage: comparison at a glance
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Why you should consider Andron for your institution

To deploy Andron in your projects has a number of advantages for authors, project managers, editors and readers.

  • Andron is tried and tested by many ambitious projects, namely academic institutions and reputable publishing houses. With Andron, project leaders can be sure to get the quality and prestige of one of the most acknowledged typefaces of our time.
  • As a one-time-only investment it opens limitless possibilities for typographical excellence in all future projects.
  • Authors, project leaders and editors can fully rely on complete and comprehensive character sets.
  • If some script or characters are still found missing they may well be added to the font package in the near future. To answer user’s character requests is part of our long-term support policy.
  • Editors can rely on the premium typographic quality of every single glyph. This ensures the correct semantics being carried in any case, even with unusual or similar glyphs which may get confused.
  • Readers will benefit from the top-notch legibility of Andron, because the genes of Andron root in more than 500 years of experience in manuscript scholarship and letterpress craftsmanship.
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