Saradiya TypeSheet

Saradiya
 
This font comes in three styles: Saradiya Roman (regular), Saradiya Italic, and Saradiya Bold.
 
The typeface was originally designed by Kurt Weidemann under the name of Biblica and intended for Bible printing.
 
I only added the characters with diacritic marks that I require for my own work, such as in Śrī Kṛṣṇa.
And I re-designed the lower-case a of the italic style to make it a true italic rather than an oblique style (a slanted Roman).

 

Exceptional space efficiency and yet being highly legible were the main design objectives of this typeface. Saradiya is classified as “Venetian Old Style”— since the contrast in stroke weight is less pronounced than that of Antiqua typefaces that emerged later, it renders well on modern device displays.


Although Saradiya might be considered a real workhorse meant for long body test it is equally well-suited for any composing task that you can think of, including distinct titles.

Bear in mind, though, that the regular (Roman) style of this font family is rather slender – I consider that a virtue of the style. Thoroughly tested on Microsoft Windows, but should work equally well on Linux Distributions as well as MacOS.
Please send me a message via our Contact Page if you want to try this Font Family.

 

 

Quote for March 2019

kṛṣṇa—sūrya-sama; māyā haya andhakāra
yāhāṅ kṛṣṇa, tāhāṅ nāhi māyāra adhikāra

 

Kṛṣṇa is compared to sunshine, and Māyā is compared to darkness. Wherever there is sunshine, there cannot be darkness. As soon as one takes to Kṛṣṇa consciousness, the darkness of illusion (the influence of the external energy) will immediately vanish..

(Caitanya-caritāmrta, Madhya-līlā 22.31)