Diplograph Jaramond is an open source revival of sixteenth century old-style serifs, based on types cut by Claude Garamont and Robert Granjon. You’re reading text set in it right now! It’s available in roman and italic.
Jaramond is a modified version of EB Garamond (external link) with several New Features. The first change I added was a kerning pair for Ja, hence the name. The J is pronounced the same as the G in GIF.
|Format||OpenType with CFF2 Outlines|
|Styles||Roman · Italic|
|Scripts||Latin · Greek · Cyrillic|
|Capitals||Small Caps · Petite Caps|
|Positioning||Subscript · Superscript · Ordinals · Scientific Inferiors|
|Stylistic||Swash Variants · Initial Forms · Terminal Forms · Historical Forms|
|Ligatures||Ligatures · Discretionary Ligatures · Historical Ligatures|
|License||SIL Open Font License, Version 1.1|
New kerning pairs for Ja Jo No f’ f) nT eT.
Discretionary Ligature Priority
The st quaint is very noticeable to contemporary readers, and it’s especially jarring when used inconsistently. In the italic, prioritize the st ligature over the cursive _s ligatures.
cv01 Alternate Ellipsis
An alternate ellipsis with more space between each period, kerned with ending punctuation. The M/4 spaces are a balance between the M/2 spaces of the late nineteenth century ellipsis and the thin spaces in some contemporary types.
cv02 Alternate Bracket Spacing
Adds extra space inside parentheses, brackets, and braces. Adjacent punctuation is unmodified.
cv03 Alternate Multiplication Symbol
Designed to be used with old-style figures, the
cv03 multiplication symbol has been lowered towards the baseline.
- v 0.2 April 6, 2023
Fixed an issue with the
i_sdiscretionary ligatures where incorrectly classified caret anchors were causing the glyphs to be positioned as diacritical marks.
cv01Alternate Ellipses now also adjusts the spacing of adjacent periods and periods followed by ellipses. Fixed the italic ellipsis, which now has 250 units of space between periods instead of 249 units.
cv02Alternate Bracket Spacing is now implemented via positioning rules instead of glyph substitutions. There should be no visible change, but the font file is just a tiny bit smaller.
- v 0.1 Prerelease
New kerning pairs: Ja Jo No f’ f) nT eT.
cv02Alternate Bracket Spacing.
cv03Alternate Multiplication Symbol.