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Does anyone know of a sans serif font w OSF besides Akzidenz Grotesk? Im looking for more of a Benton Sans/Trade Gothic feel
Google search: sanserif + OSF
MyFonts search: sanserif + Old-style digits
I'll start listing what i can think of:
... more later
First, I think "oldstyle figures" is a bad term. "Text figures" is more accurate and clear. But that's a discussion for another thread.
There are literally hundreds of sans families with text figures (if you have Adobe CS, you've got Myriad), but those in the gothic genre are less common perhaps because types like Trade Gothic weren't meant for long text. Corporate S is about as close to Benton/Trade as you'll get.
Would you settle for a more modern humanist sans? Paul listed a few great options. Here are more:
FF Strada Text
FF Page Sans
FF Super Grotesk (a geometric, but the "B" variant has double-story 'a's and 'g's)
ITC Charlotte Sans
ITC Stone Sans
As you can see, most of these are fairly recent designs. Only in the last 10 years have text figs in sanses become commonplace, a trend due, in part, to the standard set by Spiekermann at FSI: all text FontFonts come with OSF as the standard figure style.
There are a few grotesques with OSF: