Econo Sans Font


Econo Sans Font, The most space-saving sans serif Font

Even the name of the font implies its function: French for the infinitive “to save” is “économiser.” Now if that doesn’t sound good…

This font saves more space than any of its kind!

Slim proportions, but not “condensed”

Characters which nearly touch

Sparse ascenders and descenders

Distinct forms

How close to each other can the characters of a font get? Theoretically, as close as you want. But obviously, the words should still be legible. And as any designer knows, body clearance of characters also depends on other parameters such as point size and line spacing.

In practice, there are always situations in which as much information as possible has to be positioned in as little space as possible.

The ingoFont ÉconoSans is made for exactly this purpose.

The shapes of the upper and lower case letters are completely matter-of-fact, the way a modern font has got to be. The letters c, e, and s are wide open to their neighbors. An especially distinguished trait of this font is the design of the “triangular” characters v, w, y, x, k, z and A, V, W, Y, Z, K, X, M, N. And the open form of B, R and P is also not typical in a sans serif.

The distance between letters is kept tight and often the characters nearly touch, but only nearly.

Results of a comparison*: With ÉconoSans you gain approximately 20% more text in a line than with Tahoma, and even still more than 10% compared to Helvetica Neue, not to mention the old “normal” Helvetica…
* In order to truly compare, the fonts were measured up to the same visual size, i.e. ÉconoSans 12 pts, Avenir Next 12.5 pts, Bell Centennial 12.5 pts, Helvetica 11 pts, Tahoma 11 pts.

In addition to the “normal figures,” ÉconoSans also includes tabular figures with unvarying width as well as ligatures (character connections). Among the ligatures, the double mm is especially unusual and is hardly familiar, but can contribute greatly to saving space without catching the reader’s eye.
Tabular figures and ligatures can be turned on and off by means of the corresponding Open Type functions of the user program.

The font downloadable here is a reduced version (without punctuation, ligatures, numbers etc.). A commercial version of this font (with all features) is available at www.ingofonts.com.

: ZIP
: 1.44 MB

Font info

Designer Name:
Date: September 19, 2022
Downloads: 15
Classification: Basic Fonts, Sans Serif Fonts
License: Free for Personal Use

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EconoSansReduced-33ThinExpanded.ttf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
EconoSansReduced-33ThinExpanded.otf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
EconoSansReduced-34ThinExpandedItalic.otf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
EconoSansReduced-34ThinExpandedItalic.ttf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
EconoSansReduced-35Thin.ttf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
EconoSansReduced-35Thin.otf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
EconoSansReduced-36ThinItalic.otf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
EconoSansReduced-36ThinItalic.ttf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
EconoSansReduced-43LightExpanded.ttf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
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EconoSansReduced-44LightExpandedItalic.otf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
EconoSansReduced-44LightExpandedItalic.ttf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
EconoSansReduced-45Light.ttf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
EconoSansReduced-45Light.otf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
EconoSansReduced-46LightItalic.otf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
EconoSansReduced-46LightItalic.ttf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
EconoSansReduced-53BookExpanded.ttf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
EconoSansReduced-53BookExpanded.otf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
EconoSansReduced-54BookExpandedItalic.otf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
EconoSansReduced-54BookExpandedItalic.ttf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
EconoSansReduced-55Book.ttf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
EconoSansReduced-55Book.otf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
EconoSansReduced-56Italic.otf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
EconoSansReduced-56Italic.ttf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
EconoSansReduced-63MediumExpanded.ttf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
EconoSansReduced-63MediumExpanded.otf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
EconoSansReduced-64MediumExpandedItalic.otf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
EconoSansReduced-64MediumExpandedItalic.ttf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
EconoSansReduced-65Medium.ttf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
EconoSansReduced-65Medium.otf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
EconoSansReduced-66MediumItalic.otf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
EconoSansReduced-66MediumItalic.ttf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
EconoSansReduced-73BoldExpanded.ttf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
EconoSansReduced-73BoldExpanded.otf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
EconoSansReduced-74BoldExpandedItalic.otf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
EconoSansReduced-74BoldExpandedItalic.ttf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
EconoSansReduced-75Bold.ttf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
EconoSansReduced-75Bold.otf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
EconoSansReduced-76BoldItalic.otf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
EconoSansReduced-76BoldItalic.ttf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
EconoSansReduced-83HeavyExpanded.ttf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
EconoSansReduced-83HeavyExpanded.otf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
EconoSansReduced-84HeavyExpandedItalic.otf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
EconoSansReduced-84HeavyExpandedItalic.ttf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
EconoSansReduced-85Heavy.ttf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
EconoSansReduced-85Heavy.otf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
EconoSansReduced-86HeavyItalic.otf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
EconoSansReduced-86HeavyItalic.ttf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
EconoSansReduced-93BlackExpanded.ttf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
EconoSansReduced-93BlackExpanded.otf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
EconoSansReduced-94BlackExpandedItalic.otf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
EconoSansReduced-94BlackExpandedItalic.ttf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
EconoSansReduced-95Black.ttf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
EconoSansReduced-95Black.otf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
EconoSansReduced-96BlackItalic.otf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
EconoSansReduced-96BlackItalic.ttf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog


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