The combination of geometric reduction and humanistic vitality makes Europa a modern Sans Serif. Despite the distinct geometrical touch and characterful roughness, it can be used for both text and headline purposes, due to optical modulation rather than metrical construction. General proportions provide optimised legibility and reading fluency in small sizes. Modern capital letter widths give a balanced overall impression and the x-height of two-thirds of the capital height leads to economical tracking not neglecting legibility. Slightly narrowed letters (e.g. oval O/o) create visual harmony and good contrast in body text. Articulate ascenders, diagonally cut up-/downstroke endings and pointed angles at the baseline diagonals create distinct dynamics. Fractured stem-curve intersections provide a more open print image in small size. Its name refers to the inspirational origins, two popular European typefaces: the geometrical Futura and the humanistic Gill Sans.

Formats (Multi-platform compatible for Mac & Win)
OTF – PostScript-flavoured OpenType,
TTF – TrueType OpenType
(the formats come in same package without extra charge)

Supported languages / Unicode range:
Latin Extended-A

OpenType features
Contextual alternate for lowercase “a”
Lining / medieval, proportional / tabular figures – 4 sets
Ligatures: ff, ffi, fi, ffj, fl, ffl, fft, ft, fj
Prebuilt fractions: 1/2, 1/3, 2/3, 1/4, 3/4, 1/8, 3/8, 5/8, 7/8
Superscript / Subscript
Numerator / Denominator

Additional glyphs
Arrows, check boxes, icons etc. (check glyph set below)

From €120 for the Europa Bold package (1–4 units)
See Licences (EULA) for more info about licencing fonts

Webfont versions
Webfonts are available at Adobe’s Typekit

Fabian Leuenberger, 2011

Cuts – Standard format + Alternate »a«

Glyph overview

Text samples – standard «a», ligatures, medieval figures

Text samples – alternate «a», lining figures

Proportional & tabular lining & medieval figures (OpenType)

Contextual alternates (OpenType)


Additional glyphs

Prebuilt fractions

Superscript / Subscript, Numerator / Denominator

Accents – Latin Extended-A

Glyph set/Unicode range – Latin Extended-A