Herculanum™ Std RomanThis is an OpenType font!

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This font is OpenType
(Windows and Macintosh Platforms)

Glyph coverage:

Alternates Euro Currency Proper Lining Standard


Adobe Western 2


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End User License:

5 computers

Related Documents:

PDF icon   Glyph Complement (55K)

PDF icon   OpenType User Guide (1.3MB)

Typeface notes:

Named for Pompeii’s sister city, Herculanum was designed by Adrian Frutiger in 1990 for Linotype’s Type before Gutenberg series. The typeface is based on first-century Roman letterforms cursive that were quickly written in clay using a stylus. Frutiger’s design mixes letterforms that are very narrow and very wide; combined with its simple, elemental shapes, Herculanum is one of the most expressive and individual display faces in the Adobe Type Showroom.

Optical Size:

This face is designed to used at a text size of 18.0 points.


Adrian Frutiger



Legal notices:

Herculanum is a trademark of Linotype GmbH registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain other jurisdictions.

Postscript File Name:


MAC Menu Name:

Herculanum LT Std Roman

Windows/PC Menu Name:

Herculanum LT Std 

Related OpenType packages:

Type Before Gutenberg Collection
Type Before Gutenberg Std 1

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