a typeface by Feòrag

Whittier is a recreation of a short-lived 19th century typeface of the same name. It first appeared on page 381 of the Pacific Coast Blue Book, an American Type Founders specimen book published in 1896. It was still there the following year, on page 264 of the 1897 catalogue, but these seem to be the only two years it was available.

The character set includes support for virtually every language which can be written in Latin script. It includes a selection of ligatures. These characters can be accessed by either choosing an appropriate keyboard layout in the International preferences panel, or via the Special Characters.../Glyphs menu option (the name seems to vary depending on the application).

The image below gives a sample of some of the characters included in the font:
[Whittier Sample]

The typeface comes in two 'flavours'. The OTF version is PostScript-flavoured OpenType; the TTF is TrueType-flavoured OpenType. Both should work on MacOS X, Linux and Windows systems. If you use MacOS 8 or 9, only the OTF version will work on these systems. If you have a PostScript printer, you should also choose the OTF version.

SIL Open Font License This typeface is licensed under the SIL Open Font License 1.1

While the font is free for you to use and adapt, with very few conditions attached, if you do use it and enjoy it, a small donation would be appreciated. Any money so received will be ring-fenced for spending on font software, books etc. Copies of anything on which it's used would be nice, too.

Download OTF version 1.0 [Zip 543 Kb]
Download TTF version 1.0 [Zip 587 Kb]