© Friedrich Althausen – You may use the illustration for promotion of Vollkorn.

The free and healthy typeface for bread and butter use

Vollkorn

Designed by Friedrich Althausen eight grainy styles содержит кириллические символы »čømplętè eůröpeāŋ łanğuaġe šűpporţ« 0123456789 {13} vollkorn-typeface.com & much more …

Vollkorn is the famous body typeface by Friedrich Althausen, Germany. Initially released in 2006 and one of the first at Google’s Webfonts in 2010. For free as always – pay what you want.
new! Since early 2014 with eight styles and multi language support.

Features

Vollkorn comes in eight awesome styles

Family Styles – © Friedrich Althausen – You may use the illustration for promotion of Vollkorn.

new! Support of all european languages

that use the latin alphabet. Support of “Adobe Latin 3” character set.
What is spoken in the worlds bakeries?
German
French
English
Breton
Spanish
Catalan
Basque
Galician
Portuguese
Turkish
Italian
Maltese
Vaticanian
Dutch
Irish
Gaelic
Swedish
Norwegian
Danish
Icelandic
Faroese
Finnish
Estonian
Lithuanian
Latvian
Polish
Czech
Slovakian
Hungarian
Slovenian
Croation
Latin Serbian
Albanian
Romanian
Moldovan
Frisian
Berlinerisch
Thuringian

What have I forgotten? – Check the glyph tables!

new! Basic Cyrillic

for Russian. Vollkorn Italic Cyrillic is still to come.
А а Б б В в Г г Д д Е е Ё ё Ж ж З з И и Й й К к Л л М м Н н О о П п Р р С с Т т У у Ф ф Х х Ц ц Ч ч Ш ш Щ щ Ъ ъ Ы ы Ь ь Э э Ю ю Я я

new! Multiple Figure Sets

Figures Sets

Ligatures & Contextual Alternates

Ligatures and Alternates

Various Alternate Glyphs

Alternate Glyphs

Glyph Tables

Character Set of Vollkorn Regular:
new!Total amount of 535 characters. Medium, Semibold and Bold according.
Show them all!
Character Set of Vollkorn Italic:
new!Total amount of 458 characters. Medium Italic, Semibold Italic and Bold Italic according.
Show them all!

Kerning

Kerning Vollkorn is carefully spaced and kerned. (Vollkœrning)
new!Total amount of over 2,100 manually adjusted class kerning pairs (roman styles, italic is OK with less). That would give over 56,000 expanded pairs.

TrueType Hinting

For improved appearance on screens Vollkorn is hinted with ttfautohint.

Special Glyph Designs for Heavy Weights

Manually drawn glyphs where automatic interpolation could not convince. Special Glyph Designs

OT-Features

Generous use of OpenType features: locl, sups, numr, dnom, frac, ordn, lnum, pnum, tnum, onum, dlig, liga, calt, case, salt, ss01, cpsp.

new!Multiple File Flavours

Vollkorn comes to you as

Download

  1. Get it!

    Download Vollkorn
    Version 3.005 |  March 18th 2014 |  8 styles |  .ttf .otf .woff .eot
  2. Enjoy!

  3. Donate!

    Pay what You want.
  4. Give Feedback!

If you want to use Vollkorn for websites you may like the simple handling of Vollkorn at Google Fonts. (still only Version 2.1)

Interview

Read the complete Interview

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I allowed to use Vollkorn for commercial purposes?

Yes, for free.

What does the license allow, and what is forbidden?

»Vollkorn« is published under the “SIL Open Font License” (OFL).
You may download the fonts, use them for commercial and non-commercial purposes, for print, web, office, apps and everything else. You may even “sell it” — in a package with some kind of software. And you may even change or adapt it.
Every derivate has to be released under the same OFL license and shipped together with the updated logfile (Fontlog.txt). And please tell me about.
You may not sell it by itself.
Please check the valid and detailed license FAQ at scripts.sil.org/.

How can I express my thanks for this stunning work?

  1. Send some money via Paypal or bank transfer. (Recommended)
  2. Spread the word on twitter , facebook, your web forums, at your school, in magazines, in your bakery … (Recommended)
  3. Refer here in your impressum.
    (e. g. Typeface: »Vollkorn« by Friedrich Althausen, vollkorn-typeface.com)
  4. Give me feedback. What do you like most? What is missing? Drop a thank-you-comment.

How can I use Vollkorn on webpages?

Learn more about the @fontface technology on w3schools.com or wikipedia.org.
You can reach the Vollkorn styles via css “font-weight” and the following values:
Regular → 400, Medium → 500, Semibold → 600 and Bold → 700.

Can I use Vollkorn with LaTeX?

Yes. There are ways and means. Please ask the www and LaTeX experts for help – I have no idea.

Where can I find earlier versions of Vollkorn?

Vollkorn 1.0  (release 2005/2006)  To avoid scorching bread you should no longer use the first release. You may find it at some dark places of the www. You won’t find it at friedrichalthausen.de/vollkorn-brotschrift/ any more.
Vollkorn 2.1  (release 2010)  The previous version moved to friedrichalthausen.de/vollkorn-2-1/. It’s not bad, but a bit like the bread from yesterday.
Vollkorn 3.001  (release 2014-01-22)  Minor bugs, but OK. Download zip
Vollkorn 3.002  (release 2014-01-31)  Minor bugs, but OK. Download zip
Vollkorn 3.003  (release 2014-02-05)  Minor bugs, but OK. Download zip

Feedback

Give feedback. What do you like most? What is missing? Which features should the next version include? Did you find a bug? Drop a thank-you-comment!
Most wanted features for a later release:
See more wanted suggestions


Some images are build with help of Glyphs (glyphsapp.com)
© Friedrich Althausen, Potsdam, Germany
Last update 2014-08-07