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Font: Cyklop
Author: Janusz Marian Nowacki, Grudziadz, Poland
Version: 0.915
Date: December 2008
 % Copyright 2008 Janusz M. Nowacki.
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The Cyclop typeface was designed in the 1920s at the workshop of Warsaw
type foundry "Odlewnia Czcionek J. Idzkowski i S-ka". This sans serif
typeface has a highly modulated stroke so it has high typographic
contrast. The vertical stems are much heavier then horizontal ones.
Most characters have thin rectangles as additional counters giving the
unique shape of the characters.

The lead types of Cyclop typeface were produced in slanted variant at
sizes 8-48 pt. It was heavily used for heads in newspapers and
accidents prints. Typesetters used Cyclop in the inter-war period,
during the occupation in the underground press. The typeface was used
until the beginnings of the offset print and computer typesetting
era. Nowadays it is hard to find the metal types of this typeface.

The font was generated using the Metatype1 package. Then the original
set of characters was completed by adding the full set of accented
letters and characters of the modern Latin alphabets (including

The upright variant was generated and it was more complicated task
than it appeared at the beginning. 11 upright letters of the Cyclop
typeface were presented in the book by Filip Trzaska, "Podstawy
techniki wydawniczej" ("Foundation of the publishing techonology"),
Warsaw 1967. But even the author of the book does not know what was
the source of the presented examples.

The fonts are distributed in the Type1 and OpenType formats along with the
files necessary for use these fonts in TeX and LaTeX including
encoding definition files: T1 (ec), T5 (Vietnamese), OT4, QX, texnansi
and nonstandard ones (IL2 for Czech fonts).

Version 0.8 was presented on EuroBachoTeX-2007 conference in May, 2007.

Version 0.9 was corrected as suggested by testers.

Version 0.91: corrected .tfm metric files and .fd files for LaTeX.

Vession 0.915: corrected internal comments in OpenType files.

e-mail: janusz@jmn.pl

Down­load the con­tents of this pack­age in one zip archive (859.8k).

cyk­lop – The Cy­clop type­face

The Cy­clop type­face was de­signed in the 1920s at the work­shop of War­saw type foundry “Odlew­nia Cz­cionek J. Idzkowski i S-ka”. This sans serif type­face has a highly mod­u­lated stroke so it has high ty­po­graphic con­trast. The ver­ti­cal stems are much heav­ier then hor­i­zon­tal ones. Most char­ac­ters have thin rect­an­gles as ad­di­tional coun­ters giv­ing the unique shape of the char­ac­ters.

The lead types of Cy­clop type­face were pro­duced in slanted vari­ant at sizes 8-48 pt. It was heav­ily used for heads in news­pa­pers and ac­ci­dents prints. Type­set­ters used Cy­clop in the in­ter-war pe­riod, dur­ing the oc­cu­pa­tion in the un­der­ground press. The type­face was used un­til the be­gin­nings of the off­set print and com­puter type­set­ting era. Nowa­days it is hard to find the metal types of this type­face.

The font was gen­er­ated us­ing the Me­tatype1 pack­age. Then the orig­i­nal set of char­ac­ters was com­pleted by adding the full set of ac­cented let­ters and char­ac­ters of the mod­ern Latin al­pha­bets (in­clud­ing Viet­namese).

The up­right vari­ant was gen­er­ated and it was more com­pli­cated task than it ap­peared at the be­gin­ning. 11 up­right let­ters of the Cy­clop type­face were pre­sented in the book by Filip Trza­ska, “Pod­stawy tech­niki wydawniczej” (“Foun­da­tion of the pub­lish­ing techonol­ogy”), War­saw 1967. But even the au­thor of the book does not know what was the source of the pre­sented ex­am­ples.

The fonts are dis­tributed in the Type1 and OpenType for­mats along with the files nec­es­sary for use these fonts in and in­clud­ing en­cod­ing def­i­ni­tion files: T1 (ec), T5 (Viet­namese), OT4, QX, tex­nansi and non­stan­dard ones (IL2 for Czech fonts).

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Main­tainerJanusz Mar­ian Nowacki
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