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Chanor Sans Book by xlphs Chanor Sans Book by xlphs
Suggested use: long text :ahoy:
This typeface actually looks better on prints than on screen, so consider what you use it for. I've tested it on various kinds of printers and the results are pretty good.
btw I'm still working on it, there will be some minor updates.



Release Notes:
Latest version: 2.019
Kind: OpenType PostScript
Supported codepages: MS Windows 1252 Latin1, 1254 Turkish, 1257 Windows Baltic
Opentype features: Access All Alternates, Kerning, Standard&Discretionary Ligatures, Historical Forms&Ligatures, Small Caps, Superiors/Superscripts, Scientific Inferiors, Old Style Figures, Proportional Lining Figures, Fractions, Ordinals

:spotlight-left: Opentype features are tested only in In Design, on Mac os x. :spotlight-right:


Copyright (c) 2008 by Marika Wei. All rights reserved. This font is for personal use only, commercial use is allowed ONLY under authorization from the designer. The designer is NOT responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any consequence caused or alleged to be caused by this font.


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:iconthelopez:
TheLopez Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Very cool one :D
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:iconmartinsilvertant:
MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Really beautiful font. Very clean and modern yet still quite friendly. you made a mistake by stating 'Melor Thin & Melor Regular' at the top though. In fact, you uploaded Chanor Sans twice; you uploaded Chanor Sans instead of Melor as well.
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:iconstirring-shadows:
stirring-shadows Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
This is a nice-looking font, thanks for sharing!
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:iconfleisch2:
fleisch2 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
This is beautiful work, very professional, with a lot of personality. I'm not enamored of the ir ligature, though. It looks somewhat out of place, like a character imported from some Indic language. Of course, ir is a ligature you normally only use in a script font, at least in English.
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:iconmissumlaut:
MissUmlaut Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008   Photographer
Can I use it for making the invitations for my exhibtion ? I dont know about the person who will print it, it is not me going to make the cards so I dont know.
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:iconxlphs:
xlphs Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008
Sure! :)
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:iconmissumlaut:
MissUmlaut Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008   Photographer
Thank you so much :)
I dont know if your font will be used or not : for the first time it is not me that is making the poster and invitations for an exhibition.
I just made very clear that I dont want something like Arial ( but it may be to Avant-Garde or Optima if classics are needed ).

Of course I will send you an invitation if Chanor sans is used, you can ( if you want ) put your physical address into a note.
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:iconmissumlaut:
MissUmlaut Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008   Photographer
It will be used, that's ok, I am fixing what the guy had make ( a real mess from you pretty font, really ) and I will show you the result of this, or better send you a card once printed.

Now since I am a beginner with ID I am trying to find the trick to use uppercase numerals, just being in uppercase mode
doesnt seems to do the trick. I think it is ok to use uppercase for the date, lowercase for phone numbers ? And I am stupid to ask you anyway, that is a cultural thing, like the size of spacing.
Thank you again.
And well, will you consider making an italic someday ? ( I have used slanting a bit, shame on me :) )
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:iconxlphs:
xlphs Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008
Sorry for the late replay I have been away recently.
In what software were you trying to bring up the "uppercase numerals"(they are called lining figures)? I really can't help without knowing this.
I think it's fine whichever style of figures you use. It depends more on what kind of impression you want to leave on the readers. Since most people are used to seeing lining figures, those default (old style) figures in Chanor Sans are really a bit "old styled".

Italics? Probably not, I could barely squeeze any free time from my life right now.
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:iconmissumlaut:
MissUmlaut Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008   Photographer
Thank you for the answers :). Someone helped me with the use of open type on inDesign, so that's okay :-).
I have to learn all by myself, so sometimes I cannot find the things in the documentation. I can send you a invitation where your font is used, but it is only half my work : my photo, and I made something readable from the initial mess the guy had done. So I think I cannot post it on DA.

recto [link]
verso [link]

I think the false italics doesnt look bad.
Thank you again for sharing your work, and good luck with your busy life.
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:iconxlphs:
xlphs Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008
Ah InDesign, it's a tricky software I must say, I like working in Illustrator more ;)
The brochures look pretty good, I like the landscape painting (or photo?), it has a nonchalance feeling that is very French. Thanks for letting me see them, that would enough :) Good luck with your exhibition!
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:iconmissumlaut:
MissUmlaut Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008   Photographer
I am old photoshop user, ( the image is not a painting, but a manipulated photo ) but very new to inDesign, and I put my fingers in the last days in Illustrator for the first time in my life to make the cover ( simple, but with some cuts all around ) for a portfolio.
I am an amateur, but aware of that.
Thank you for your whishes ;)
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chocolate-neko Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008
I saw this font featured in one of *jelloween's articles. I tried it out, and I really like it. A lot of people like those weird or cute or cool looking fonts, but it can be difficult to find one, a good one, that is intended for actual writing, or long text, as you say. I think this is only the third or fourth good one I've come across on dA. What impressed me most about your font is the range of characters included in it. As I've mentioned to many font makers, accented characters are an issue for me when looking for new fonts, because I also type in French. So, I thank you muchly for these characters!

You mentioned that this font looks better on print than on screen. I haven't tested this out yet, but I certainly hope this is true. It's fine at size 16 and up, but anything under that looks fuzzy. Someone else mentioned something about hinting, but I don't know the jargon enough to agree or disagree with him. I'm wondering if there's anything you can do to fix this, though. Readability is a prime issue with fonts such as this one, and while it may be fixed by simply printing out a document, the reality is that documents are just as often sent to others digitally, through email or whatever else. So, it would be great if that issue was rectified. Other than that, thank you for this fine font!
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:iconxlphs:
xlphs Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008
:) I'm very glad you like this font!
About the on screen display issue……I planned to solve it soon after this was mentioned by *chemoelectric, but I have been too busy with my professional works and spent most of my free time on another font. Hopefully I could find some time to do manually hint all the glyphs in this font soon (yeah I know how to do it), but until that day comes, I'll just leave it as it is now.
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:iconchocolate-neko:
chocolate-neko Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008
Ah, I see. When/if you ever get around to it, please let me know!
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PigCell Featured By Owner May 25, 2008
The completeness of this piece of art leaves me speechless. I'm stuggling to even get numerals done for my puny projects, and you have an extensive set of small caps, ligatures and extended latin characters and symbols. That's truly beyond the average free font you can grab online.

A tiny bit of constructive criticism: You included the long s (ſ;) and ligatures for it which I like very very much. You aren't allowed to to use it for «sk» though. That ligature could be replaced by one of the round s ones like the sp one. I'd love to see an ſt and an ſi ligature, though. The Dutch would probably love the ij, too.
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:iconxlphs:
xlphs Featured By Owner May 25, 2008
Thank you very much for your praise. :)

I've tried to create "sk" ligature, but the result wasn't satisfying, so I figured in this font letter s can't ligature with a taller letter. There is a "ſi" ligature actually. I'm not so sure about "ij", there are so many kinds. What kind of "ij" ligature do you suggest? Replacing the two dots with a macron? Or connecting "ij" somehow?
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:iconpigcell:
PigCell Featured By Owner May 26, 2008
Oh, I found the ſi after I installed it and looked at the character map. It's just not on your display picture.

About the ij I suggested: I'm not quite sure if it is a good idea in a sans serif typeface. I'm not Dutch, but I've seen some use in handwritten or artistic writing, it then looks like ÿ. In printing however it might be difficult. So don't do anything that doesn't fit in. The only thing I could imagine would be the descender of the j going below the i.
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:iconxlphs:
xlphs Featured By Owner May 26, 2008
:P I forgot to add it.
I don't think I would do anything about "ij", for now.
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wilsoninc Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
awesome font!! :wow: downloading!
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:iconjelloween:
jelloween Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Congratulations, you are featured in the Fond of Fonts newsletter! :dance: :D
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:iconxlphs:
xlphs Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008
:thanks:
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:iconaspartam:
Aspartam Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
I have downloaded this font yesterday, and installed on Leopard. Does the sample contains only regular or did I missed something ? I am quite fond of alternate and small caps...Thank you
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:iconxlphs:
xlphs Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
This works for most text editing application. If you press Command+T, the Font panel will pop up, at the bottom left corner, there is a configuration button, press that button and go to Typography, then enable the OpenType features you want. Small caps feature is in the Letter Case menu. There are a lot other features too.

I hope you find what you want, and you are very welcome. :)
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:iconaspartam:
Aspartam Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
Does this means that there is no actual small caps defined in your font but you can emulate it within text editor with undersized caps, just like you can emulate italics with slanted regulars when there are no italics ?
Thank you. I rather new to this, you know.
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:iconxlphs:
xlphs Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
The answer to your question is no. When you enable "Small Capitals" in the Typography panel, what you really do is you enable the Small Capitals OpenType feature of a font, which is different from using a software to resize caps into small caps. If you try other fonts, like Times New Roman or Georgia, there is no such features. Btw, there is a name for "slanted regulars", those fonts are call oblique.
I hope this document: [link] would help you understand OpenType better. You don't have to read the whole thing, just the first 10 pages.
If you want to know about small caps I suggest you read this: [link]

:)
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:iconaspartam:
Aspartam Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008
Thank you very much for the input. I was suprised because the few fonts I have that contains small caps are ttf, and I see the package listed as such in the book of polices and the application. I will do some reading on those links, no to ask stupid questions. :) . And again thank you for sharing, your work is appreciated.
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:iconaspartam:
Aspartam Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008
This is a very lovely font, and I think it is really usable.
Looks sweet. Just the quote doesnt look so great on this preview, but I cannot tell without a real try.
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:iconxlphs:
xlphs Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008
Yes it is designed for long text, so it is very readable.
Hope you enjoy this one.
:)
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:iconaspartam:
Aspartam Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008
It has poetic quality.
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:icondtw42:
dtw42 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I like it. Nice old-style numerals. The bottom dot of the colon seems too high relative to the semicolon, comma, period, ellipsis etc. But that's a pretty minor quibble: great work!
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:iconxlphs:
xlphs Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
Thanks for pointing that out. My mistake. :P It will be corrected upon next update.
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:iconchemoelectric:
chemoelectric Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008
Looking good on screen, at least in Adobe Reader, is largely a matter of hinting, and good hinting is largely a matter of setting the BlueValues, StemSnap, and related fields well. But only in fontforge do I have a clue how to do this. :)

I think most font designers just go with whatever autohinting their software gives them by default, and the BlueValues tend to be bad IMO.

(For photomanips and such I have GIMP ignore hints, and so none of the above matters, then. But I make PDFs a lot, too.)
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:iconxlphs:
xlphs Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
Thanks for the info, but I don't use fontforge :P
I'll look into this and see what I can do.
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:iconhauntingmewithsmiles:
Well done!
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:iconxlphs:
xlphs Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008
:)
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:icondeclingy:
declingy Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008
Nice font. One of the best fonts I have seen outside of the traditional fonts.
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:iconxlphs:
xlphs Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008
Oh...thanks! I'm still developing it and adding more features, like ligatures and more languages supports. And thank you so much for your :+fav: on my fonts! :hug:
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:iconbobbyperux:
Bobbyperux Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Looks really good man, I will try it for sure. Thanks for sharing.

:beer:
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:iconxlphs:
xlphs Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008
:)
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:icondlab:
dlab Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008  Professional Artist
Another one Mar*. Thx :thumbsup:
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:iconxlphs:
xlphs Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008
:)
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:iconm0nica:
m0nica Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
very pleasant-looking font. i like the number 5 and 7. i don't think numbers 0, 1, and 2 don't match the rest of the numbers
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:iconxlphs:
xlphs Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
errr...if you are not using litotes...

there isn't much I could do w/ 0 and 1, cuz this is a sanserif :P I'll think abt 2

thanks for comment :thanks:
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:iconorangebananas:
orangebananas Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
i'm going to try it out, looks good
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:iconxlphs:
xlphs Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
:)
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