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Pilcrow Soft Font

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Pilcrow SoftPublisher: Indian Type Foundry
Pilcrow Soft is a sans serif typeface household. This typeface has 5 styles and was released by Indian Type Foundry.

Pilcrow Soft is a Latin-script sans serif household. Its design is basic and utilitarian, similar to kinds found on street and highway signs all over the world-- or in-use on cast-metal lettering for commercial products. The font styles are offered in 2 versions: straight-cornered and rounded. While the typical Pilcrow fonts have sharp corners at their stroke terminals, Pilcrow Soft's have actually been filed down. Pilcrow and Pilcrow Soft each include 5 weights: Regular through Heavy. In keeping with the design's mechanical nature, the family does not include Italics, as Pilcrow's design of letter fits better with typographic hierarchies using contrasting weights to define emphasis, whereas Italics utilize inclines or a cursive stroke pattern.

Pilcrow's glyphs have square-like proportions, although many of them are narrower than best squares. While the typeface does have a monospaced sensation in longer passages of text, the glyphs are proportionally-spaced. Each glyph's width increases just slightly as one increases the family's weight scale. A benefit of typefaces produced for utilitarian functions is that their tidy and easy letterforms typically increase legibility onscreen. Pilcrow is especially fit for short texts on sites or for newsticker-scrollbars on television. Since of web 2.0-style logos that have been popular in the past years, Pilcrow's Soft variation appears especially matched for use in 'tech' applications. The Pilcrow Soft fonts have a friendlier appeal to them, contrasting with the harder appearance of the Pilcrow font styles' squared-off strokes.

Deep cuts, or big crotches, are a prominent feature of Pilcrow's design. They are particularly visible in the uppercase 'A','M', 'N', 'V' and 'W', along with in the lowercase 'v', 'w', 'y' and the numeral '4'. In the bolder weights, these junctions fill out, however slight ink traps still remain visible. The counter forms of Pilcrow's letters are large: in the lowercase 'a and 'e', for instance, which are more closed than open, the size of these unfavorable areas is still extremely obvious. The large counters attain a more open shape in letters like 'K' or 'k', where the diagonals don't hit the vertical stroke. The lowercase 'u' is geometric, and not based on handwritten forms; instead of a complete vertical stroke on its right-hand side, it has a semi-circular base. Some letters have lots of 'character' in an almost dramatical sense-- like the lowercase 't', which is reminiscent of Eurostile or Home Gothic, or the numerals. Since of the strong diagonal strokes in the '6' and the '9', there is no risk of these being confused with figures like '5' or '8'.


The typeface name comes from the 'pilcrow' ( ΒΆ), a typographic sign used to mark the start of a paragraph.

.Font Family:
· Pilcrow Soft Regular
· Pilcrow Soft Medium
· Pilcrow Soft Semibold
· Pilcrow Soft Bold
· Pilcrow Soft Heavy

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