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Dion Sans by MartinSilvertant Dion Sans by MartinSilvertant
Dion (Sans)
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Program(s): Illustrator CS3, Fontlab Studio 5
Year: 2010
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A typeface suitable for comics, cartoons and possibly many other applications. It's also a nice alternative to the too common Comic Sans.

Dion features extensive language support and 23 ligatures.

Dion is available for FREE! Click the download button to download the otf and ttf font files. If you want to use the OpenType features you should use the otf file.

If you use Dion for printed media, I would love to see a photo!
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This typeface was used extensively for a Dutch national educational campaign called "Zonder Cash ben je nergens" ("You're nowhere without cash"). Princess Maxima officially opened the campaign. It was quite an honor to contribute.
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ynne-black Jul 31, 2013  Student General Artist
Language support? What about Czech? (our letters like ě š č ř ž) :)
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MartinSilvertant Oct 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Apology for the late response. They're included; not all letters and symbols are shown in the preview.
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ynne-black Oct 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you very much for reply :heart:
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MartinSilvertant Apr 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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neurotype Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is fun :D One question, what inspired the extra loop on top of the 'c' and the 's'? If I were using it in comic bubbles I would find it a bit distracting, depending on what letters are paired...although doesn't seem like it's all of them?
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MartinSilvertant Apr 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I'm currently working on Dion Pro, which features a lot of improved characters and includes Italic, Bold, more ligatures and more numeral sets.

The extra loops you're talking about are ligatures. They're discretionary ligatures to be exact. Look at this deviation of mine to learn about the 3 different types of ligatures and their use.

The ligatures are OpenType features, so you have to turn the specific ligature type on for the loop to appear. If the OT features are turned off, you will see regular letters. I included some ligatures in the presentation to give the viewer an idea of the possibilities.
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neurotype Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooooh. Someday I will have an excuse to buy it.

Thanks for the guide!

Ah, gotcha. I was wondering why they didn't show everywhere. :D
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yooci Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's great! Thanks alot!
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