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urw++

URW++ Design&Development GmbH is a Hamburg-based foundry established in 1995 by Svend Bang, Hans-Jochen Lau, Peter Rosenfeld, and Jürgen Willrodt. URW stands for Unternehmensberatung Rubow Weber, named after Gerhard Rubow and Rudolf Weber, cofounders of the original URW company from which urw++ evolved. It offers a whole range of font services and has an extensive (7000+) font library. At the basis of the early development of many classy PostScript fonts. For example, in 1999, URW++ donated the 35 core PostScript fonts (renamed) under the GNU GPL license to the Ghostscript project. The great 3000-font CD costs about 2000DM. Other CDs are more expensive: on the ITF CD, each font is about 100DM! URW sells fonts and font families with complete rights (you can change, resell, embed, anything, except use the original name), with examples ranging from 2k for a complete family of 12 to 5k for a collection of 250 fonts. This practice continues until today: URW++ thus provides a great service to software developers who want to include high-quality typefaces in their software applications. URW has offices in many countries. In the first decade of the 21st century, freelance type designer Ralph M. Unger contributed most frequently to the URW library. OpenType collection guide (in PDF).

Selected releases: URW Egyptienne, URW Grotesk (1985, Hermann Zapf), Anzeigen Grotesk (2009), Clarendon No 1 URW, Saa Series (industrial sans), Nimbus Sans (1987, a Helvetica clone), Nimbus Sans Novus, Nimbus Sans Europa (covering Latin, Greek, Baltic, Cyrillic, Central European, Turkish, Romanian, and so forth), Nimbus Roman No 9 (2001), Nimbus Sans Global and Nimbus Roman Global, each at about 2000 Euros, and each containing 35,000 glyphs, from kanji/Chinese/Korean to all European languages. House typefaces done for corporations: DaimlerChrysler Corporate ASE (after the Corporate ASE series for Daimler-Benz by Kurt Weidemann), Gardena Sans (2015, for Gardena), Siemens Schriftfamilie, Deutsche Telekom Schriftfamilie, ZF Friedrichshafen, Körber Argo, URW++ SelecType Raldo (2001, for Igepa).

MyFonts lists their bestsellers. Catalog of their typefaces [large web page warning]. Another catalog of URW's typefaces.

Eight-minute corporate movie produced in the summer of 2014.

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file name: Hermann Zapf U R W Grotesk 1985


file name: Hermann Zapf U R W Grotesk 1985b


file name: Hermann Zapf U R W Grotesk 1985c


file name: Hermann Zapf U R W Grotesk 1985f


file name: U R W Egyptienne


file name: U R W Saa Series


file name: U R W Caslon Graphique 2011


file name: U R W Enviro 2011 10 06


file name: U R W Franklin Gothic 2011


file name: U R W Franklin Gothic after Morris Fuller Benton 1902b


file name: U R W Franklin Gothic after Morris Fuller Benton 1902c


file name: U R W Franklin Gothic after Morris Fuller Benton 1902d


file name: U R W Franklin Gothic after Morris Fuller Benton 1902e


file name: U R W Franklin Gothic after Morris Fuller Benton 1902f


file name: U R W Franklin Gothic after Morris Fuller Benton 1902g


file name: U R W Franklin Gothic after Morris Fuller Benton 1902h


file name: U R W Franklin Gothic after Morris Fuller Benton 1902i


file name: U R W Franklin Gothic after Morris Fuller Benton 1902j


file name: U R W Franklin Gothic after Morris Fuller Benton 1902k


file name: U R W Justus Pro 2011


file name: U R W Nimbus Sans Novus 2011


file name: U R W Nimbus Sans Novus 2011


file name: U R W Nimbus Sans Novus 2001


file name: U R W Prana Pro 2011


file name: U R W Algerian numerals 1993


file name: U R W Alta Schwabacher


file name: U R W Anzeigen Grotesk 2009 after Haas Anzeigen Grotesk 1943


file name: U R W Anzeigen Grotesk 2009 after Haas Anzeigen Grotesk 1943b


file name: U R W Broadway 2002


file name: U R W Cooper Black 1994


file name: U R W Fette Fraktur 2011 after C E Weber 1875


file name: U R W Fette Fraktur D 1994


file name: U R W Frau Becker 2011


file name: U R W Gardena Sans 2015


file name: U R W Hanyi Hei Qi 2011


file name: U R W Neustadt 2010


file name: U R W Nivea Bold 2000


file name: Kurt Weidemann Corporate E U R W 1985 1989


file name: Kurt Weidemann Corporate E Bold U R W 1985 1989


file name: U R W Algerian


file name: U R W Amber


file name: U R W American Gothic


file name: U R W American Uncial D by Victor Hammer


file name: U R W Americana


file name: U R W Americana


file name: U R W Americana Bold


file name: U R W April


file name: U R W Arab Brushstroke


file name: U R W Aster Medium by Francesco Simoncini


file name: U R W Avon by Mac R Kaufmann


file name: U R W Danmark


file name: U R W Deepdene


file name: U R W Mistral 1992


file name: U R W Palladio U R W Medium 2010


file name: U R W Palladio 1990 based on Hermann Zapf Palatino 1948


file name: U R W Palladio


file name: U R W Parade


file name: U R W Stymie Black after Morris Fuller Benton


file name: U R W Antique Olive after Roger Excoffon


file name: U R W Baskerville


file name: U R W Baskerville


file name: U R W Hobo after R Fuller Benton


file name: U R W Ralph M Unger Manuskript Antiqua 2011 after Oldrich Menhart







Luc Devroye ⦿ School of Computer Science ⦿ McGill University Montreal, Canada H3A 2K6 ⦿ lucdevroye@gmail.com ⦿ http://luc.devroye.org ⦿ http://luc.devroye.org/fonts.html