Tacitus™ Pro

A contemporary interpretation of an imperial and historic script.
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From $45 USD


Tacitus is based on the Capitalis Rustica, a Roman inscriptional and brush-written letterform from the first to fifth centuries A.D. The inspiration for Tacitus’ particularly narrow proportions came from an inscription found and documented in Austria by Emile Hübner in 1885. Nevertheless, the majority of characters in this typeface had to be invented to meet the demands of modern orthographic and typographic use, and quite a few of the original twenty letters were redesigned in order to be recognizable to contemporary readers.

The resulting design was named after Tacitus, secretary to the emperor Trajan and one of the primary historians of imperial Rome.


Image - Regular styles



OpenType Features

  • All Caps
  • Small Caps
  • All Small Caps
  • Proportional Lining Figures
  • Tabular Lining Figures
  • Proportional Oldstyle Figures
  • Tabular Oldstyle Figures
  • Inferiors/Subscript
  • Superiors/Superscript
  • Numerators
  • Denominators
  • Fractions
  • Ordinals


CFF PostScript OpenType
(see Technical Support for compatibility)

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