CA Saygon Text

Example of CA Saygon Text
Example of CA Saygon Text
Example of CA Saygon Text
Example of CA Saygon Text


Glyphs: ≈756

Supported Languages:
Western encoding
Central European encoding
Cyrillic encoding

OpenType Features:
Stylistic alternates (salt)
Contextual alternates (calt)
Stylistic sets (ss0x)
Fractions (frac)
Ordinals (ordn)
Tabular lining (tnum+lnum)
Proportional lining (pnum+lnum)
Superiors / Inferiors (subs/sinf)
CA Saygon Text
Designed by: Stefan Claudius

CA Saygon Text was developed as a sibling to CA Saygon in order to have a less eccentric alternative for setting larger quantities of text. The basic forms and proportions of Saygon were adopted and continued in such a way that a straight font family from Thin to Extrabold resulted. A fundamental inspiration were early static grotesque typefaces such as Akzidenz Grotesk. Nevertheless, the typeface was by no means intended to have a historical look.


Thus, a relatively high x-height was chosen, which makes the typeface quite economical in type-setting, since the letters appear visually larger. A relatively small line spacing with good legibility can be achieved due to the small ascenders and the low cap height. Letters like f and t, which otherwise tend to end in curves, were given right angles, which on the one hand meets certain design elements of the original Saygon, but on the other hand also refers to contemporary trends in typeface design.


A special feature are the five styles in which CA Saygon Text can be used. The basic setting is the Helvetica style, with two-storey a and g. The Futura style has a single-storey a and a two-storey g accordingly. The third style with two-storey a and three-storey g is called the Franklin style. But the real highlight is the Cape style with single-storey a and three-storey g – a real rarity, let yourself be inspired by this unusual typeface. If you like it even more progressive, you should try the Flat style, which continues the right angles in ag, and y as well.


Thanks to the Latin Extended and Cyrillic character sets, a huge language area is covered that even extends to Vietnam! Even the exotic German uppercase-double-s is available and appears automatically when typed between other capital letters. Numerous OpenType features make life easier for the professional typographer: there are fractions, superscript and subscript numbers, as well as proportional and tabular capitals. The spacing and kerning was carried out by Igino Marini, who, with a trained eye and his iKern program, has become the benchmark in typeface finishing.

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CA Saygon Text Thin
CA Saygon Text Thin Italic
CA Saygon Text Light
CA Saygon Text Light Italic
CA Saygon Text Regular
CA Saygon Text Italic
CA Saygon Text Medium
CA Saygon Text Medium Italic
CA Saygon Text Semibold
CA Saygon Text Semibold italic
CA Saygon Text Bold
CA Saygon Text Bold Italic
CA Saygon Text Extra Bold
CA Saygon Text Extra Bold Italic



PDF Document

Documentation for a list of all characters in the font

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Trial fonts


Trial fonts for non-commercial use