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  • Wayfinding Sans Symbols

    Designed by: Andreas Wohlleben

    Released: 2013

    Number of styles: 4

    Most suitable for: Signage

    Notes: This font contains glyphs and/or features which are only accessible with fully OpenType-savvy applications.

    Placing pictograms as single vector images makes designing signage a time-consuming task. But with this font designed by Andreas Wohlleben and its built-in OpenType intelligence, using pictograms becomes as easy as typing words. All symbols will will always align perfectly to each other and to the surrounding text. 

    Over 400 glyphs are included – ready to be used for signage in airports, public transport stations, office buildings, hospitals, malls, parks, sports facilities, university buildings, libraries, museums and related print and online information materials. 

    Each pictogram is available in 4 different version and you can easily assign an additional background color or turn the sign into a prohibition sign.

     

    Full coverage of the  Unicode range  “Transport & Map Symbols”

    60 Arrows

    Disability Signs

    Enclosed Letters & Numbers

    • Style 1: rectangular positive
    • Style 2: rectangular negative
    • Style 3: round positive
    • Style 4: round negative

    Typing instead of searching. With Wayfinding Sans Symbols you don’t need to scroll through endless glyph palettes to look for one symbol among hundreds of symbols. Just active ligatures and type in the mnemonic codes like #wheelchair, #parking, #toilet and so on. An overview of these codes can be found in the type specimen PDF.

    The widths of all symbols follow a grid system, so all symbols will always align perfectly. And four space characters create the width of one regular symbol. So you might use the space character to align everything without using tables or tab stops.

    You can easily give every pictogram an additional background color or turn your symbol into a prohibition sign. Just type #fill before a sign or #ban behind it. By applying the OpenType stylistic set 20 the individual parts will be merged together. 

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