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Character Sets & Languages

Introduction

When finding the font perfect for your purposes it may seem very complex what character sets cover what languages and characters. We have made it very simple. The Playtype™ character sets range from ‘Standard’ over ’Advanced’ to ’Pro’ and the ‘Pro’ character set may include additional extensions such as Greek, Cyrillic, Greek Extended and Cyrillic Extended etc. All Character sets are OpenType format. Please contact us for any unsolved character set puzzle you may have.

  • Standard Character Set
  • This character set provides coverage for Western European languages plus a basic set of OpenType features.
    • Basic Latin
    • Latin 1: Supplement
    • Latin Extended A
    • Latin Extended B
    • Spacing Modifier Letters
    • Combining Diacritical Marks
    • General Punctuation
    • Currency Symbols
    • Letterlike Symbols
    • Number Forms
    • Turkish
  • Examples
  • Latin
    Generel punctuation
  • Applicable to 26 languages — Afrikaans, Albanian, Basque, Breton, Catalan, Danish, English (UK and US), Faroese, Galician, German, Icelandic, Irish (new orthography), Italian, Kurdish (Latin Script), Latin (basic classical orthography), Leonese, Luxembourgish (basic classical orthography) Norwegian (Bokmål and Nynorsk), Occitan, Portuguese, Rhaeto-Romanic, Scottish Gaelic, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Walloon
  • Advanced Character Set
  • This character set provides coverage for both Western and Eastern European languages plus an advanced set of OpenType features. Browse all Advanced fonts
    • Basic Latin
    • Latin 1: Supplement
    • Latin 2: Eastern Europe
    • Latin Extended A
    • Latin Extended B
    • Spacing Modifier Letters
    • Combining Diacritical Marks
    • Proportional Lining Figures
    • Proportional Oldstyle Figures
    • Fractions
    • General Punctuation
    • Currency Symbols
    • Letterlike Symbols
    • Number Forms
    • Turkish
  • Examples
  • Latin 2: Eastern Europe
    Proportional Lining Figures
    Proportional Oldstyle Figures
    Fractions
    Superscript & Subscript
  • Applicable to 100 languages — Afar, Afrikaans, Albanian, Aragonese, Aymara, Basque, Bislama, Bosnian (Latin Script), Breton, Catalan, Chamorro, Cornish, Corsican, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Fijian, Finnish, French, Galician, Ganda, German, Greenlandic, Haitian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Ido, Indonesian, Interlingua, Interlingue, Irish (new orthography), Italian, Javanese, Kazakh (Latin Script), Kikuyu, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Kongo, Kuanyama, Kurdish (Latin Script), Latin (basic classical orthography), Latvian, Limburgish, Lithuanian, Luxembourgish, Malagasy, Malay (Latin Script), Maltese, Manx, Moldovan (Latin Script), Nauruan, Navajo, Northern Sami, North Ndebele, Norwegian (Bokmål and Nynorsk), Occitan, Oromo, Polish, Portuguese, Quechua, Raeto-Romance, Romanian, Samoan, Sardinian, Scottish Gaelic, Serbian (Latin Script), Shona, Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Southern Sotho, South Ndebele, Spanish, Sundanese, Swahili, Swati, Swedish, Tagalog (Latin Script), Tahitian, Tatar (Latin Script), Tongan, Tsonga, Tswana, Turkish, Turkmen (Latin Script), Twi, Uyghur (Latin Script), Uzbek (Latin Script), Venda, Volapuk, Walloon, Welsh, Western Frisian, Wolof, Xhosa, Zulu.
  • PRO
    Character Set
  • This Character set provides coverage for both Western and Eastern European languages plus an advanced set of OpenType features. In addition the ‘Pro’ character set contains Small Caps characters. Browse all PRO fonts
    • Basic Latin
    • Latin 1: Supplement
    • Latin 2: Eastern Europe
    • Latin Extended A
    • Latin Extended B
    • Spacing Modifier Letters
    • Combining Diacritical Marks
    • Proportional Lining Figures
    • Proportional Oldstyle Figures
    • Fractions
    • General Punctuation
    • Currency Symbols
    • Letterlike Symbols
    • Number Forms
    • Turkish
    • Small Caps
  • Examples
  • Small Caps
  • Applicable to 100 languages — Afar, Afrikaans, Albanian, Aragonese, Aymara, Basque, Bislama, Bosnian (Latin Script), Breton, Catalan, Chamorro, Cornish, Corsican, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Fijian, Finnish, French, Galician, Ganda, German, Greenlandic, Haitian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Ido, Indonesian, Interlingua, Interlingue, Irish (new orthography), Italian, Javanese, Kazakh (Latin Script), Kikuyu, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Kongo, Kuanyama, Kurdish (Latin Script), Latin (basic classical orthography), Latvian, Limburgish, Lithuanian, Luxembourgish, Malagasy, Malay (Latin Script), Maltese, Manx, Moldovan (Latin Script), Nauruan, Navajo, Northern Sami, North Ndebele, Norwegian (Bokmål and Nynorsk), Occitan, Oromo, Polish, Portuguese, Quechua, Raeto-Romance, Romanian, Samoan, Sardinian, Scottish Gaelic, Serbian (Latin Script), Shona, Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Southern Sotho, South Ndebele, Spanish, Sundanese, Swahili, Swati, Swedish, Tagalog (Latin Script), Tahitian, Tatar (Latin Script), Tongan, Tsonga, Tswana, Turkish, Turkmen (Latin Script), Twi, Uyghur (Latin Script), Uzbek (Latin Script), Venda, Volapuk, Walloon, Welsh, Western Frisian, Wolof, Xhosa, Zulu.
  • Additional
    PRO character set extensions
    These features may be additional extensions to the ‘Pro’ character set. If all Additional Extensions are included the character set covers up to a total of 176 languages.
    • Greek
    • Cyrillic
    • Latin Extended Additional
    • Greek Extended
    • Baltic
    • Vietnamese
  • Examples
  • Greek
    Cyrillic
    Latin Extended Additional
    Greek Extended
    Vietnamese
  • Applicable to 170 languages — Abkhaz, Afar, Afrikaans, Albanian, Aragonese, Avar, Aymara, Azerbaijani (Cyrillic Script), Bashkir, Basque, Belarusian, Bislama, Bosnian (Cyrillic Script), Bosnian (Latin Script), Breton, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chamorro, Chechen, Chuvash, Cornish, Corsican, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Fijian, Finnish, French, Galician, Ganda, German, Greenlandic, Haitian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Ido, Indonesian, Interlingua, Interlingue, Irish, Italian, Javanese, Kazakh (Cyrillic Script), Kazakh (Latin Script), Kikuyu, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Komi, Kongo, Kuanyama, Kurdish (Cyrillic Script), Kurdish (Latin Script), Kyrgyz, Latin, Latvian, Limburgish, Lithuanian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malagasy, Malay (Latin Script), Maltese, Manx, Moldovan (Cyrillic Script), Moldovan (Latin Script), Mongolian (Cyrillic Script), Nauruan, Navajo, Northern Sami, North Ndebele, Norwegian, Occitan, Old Church Slavonic, Oromo, Ossetic, Polish, Portuguese, Quechua, Raeto-Romance, Romanian, Russian, Samoan, Sardinian, Scottish Gaelic, Serbian (Cyrillic Script), Serbian (Latin Script), Shona, Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Southern Sotho, South Ndebele, Spanish, Sundanese, Swahili, Swati, Swedish, Tagalog (Latin Script), Tahitian, Tajik (Cyrillic Script), Tatar (Cyrillic Script), Tatar (Latin Script), Tongan, Tsonga, Tswana, Turkish, Turkmen (Cyrillic Script), Turkmen (Latin Script), Twi, Ukrainian, Uyghur (Cyrillic Script), Uyghur (Latin Script), Uzbek (Cyrillic Script), Uzbek (Latin Script), Venda, Volapuk, Walloon, Welsh, Western Frisian, Wolof, Xhosa, Zulu.) Cyrillic Extended - in addition to the above (Abaza, Adyghe, Azeri, Balkar, Buryat, Chukchi, Church Slavonic, Dargwa, Dungan, Erzya, Even, Evenki, Gagauz, Ingush, Kabardian, Kalmyk, Karakalpak, Koryak, Kumyk, Laz, Lak, Lezgi, Lingua Franca Nova, Mansi, Mari, Moksha, Nanai, Nenets, Nivkh, Old Church Slavonic, Ruthenian, Slovio, Tabassaran, Tuvan, Tsez, Udmurt, Ukrainian, Uyghur, Yukaghir, Yupik.