Text face: ANDRON?

Vertex's picture

Does anybody here have experience with "Andron".


I'm looking for a very complete text face for a multilingual (european) project. Now I`m in the situation that I have to decide between "Gentium" or "Andron". (it's not a question of cost)

Any tip would be appreciated.


crossgrove's picture


Vertex's picture

Dear Carl, how should I assess your comment?

My question was serious. I’m part of a team which is preparing an expert’s report on Financing Models of FTTH Open Access Networks in the EU. Besides the content we are looking for a typeface that covers all European languages as well as technical and mathematical symbols in a unique and consistent form.

metalfoot's picture

Well, if it were a question of cost, there's no question Gentium is cheaper. Will you be needing boldface? I think Gentium's only regular and italic at this point.

Vertex's picture

As I mentioned it’s not a question of cost. My question is if somebody knows if Andron “holds its promises”. I didn’t consider that Gentium has no bold weight – a reason to exclude it.

Since now you can imagine my requirements you may even propose an alternative.

metalfoot's picture

So I gather you need full Cyrillic and Greek alphabets then as well as full Latin?

crossgrove's picture

Sorry, Arno,

I had not seen Andron before and I'm impressed. Also, nobody had replied, and I didn't want the thread to get lost.

I have not used Andron, but there are many who have; could you contact any of the publishers of other publications, named on the Andron website? One or another of them could provide you with samples for evaluation.

SuperUltraFabulous's picture

Double WOW! I have never seen that font before ever. Very beautiful.

Gentium has just been undated (BETA) to include a bold weight. There are so specialized book weights.


Andron is pretty but as mentioned you need PDF's for evaluation, it could in fact be too delicate for your situation. Gentium is very sturdy.

Mikey :-)

metalfoot's picture

Doesn't Minion have a full range of characters from European languages? I'm assuming you must have already ruled Minion out for one reason or another.

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