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Xheighter Condensed

By TypeArt Foundry

Lloyd Springer
TypeArt Foundry
The Xheighter Condensed fonts are companion fonts to our Xheighter family. As there are certain character differences, including square punctuation, we opted to market it as a separate family. While Xheighter Condensed is largely a condensed version of our Xheighter family, numerous characters have been further modified to match the strokes of a similar typeface that was common in the 1960s and 70s. This design is ideal for newspaper headlines and advertisements where the type is intended to be extremely bold. The bold and bold italic fonts included in this set are actually the same weight as the original Xheighter fonts, but have had the same stroke modifcations made to them so that they match the characters in the regular versions. Aside from assorted changes in some character outlines, one of the significant differences is the use of square dots on the i and j, diersis, period, comma, colon and semi-colon. How do you pronounce Xheighter? It sounds like the name of a German type designer, huh? Actually it is pronounced excite her or x-height-er. The reason this name was chosen is actually on account of its unusually high x-height of this font. The lowercase letters are almost the same height as the uppercase letters, so we thought that Xheigher would be an interesting name for the font... especially because there are so many neat puns you can make with the name: This font Xheights me! This type is Xheighting! No one gets bored with Xheighter! Ordering this font is a sure cause for Xheightment!. In the PC version of this font family the style names are slightly different from those used in the Mac versions. But the fonts are otherwise identical.