Linotype Compendio™

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What is the Linotype Compendio™ font?

Linotype Compendio is a part of the Take Type Library, chosen from the contestants of the International Digital Type Design Contests from 1994 and 1997. Christian Bauer designed this font based on the basic forms of Transitional faces of the 17th century. The outer contours of the letters are purposely raw and irregular, much like alphabets printed on low-quality paper. The legibility of the font is thus reduced, making it necessary to use this font only for shorter texts or headlines, but it is exactly this characteristic which lends Linotype Compendio its distinctiveness.

Linotype Compendio™ Font families

The Linotype Compendio™ includes the following font families:

  • Linotype Compendio Pro Regular
  • Linotype Compendio Pro Italic
  • Linotype Compendio Std Regular
  • Linotype Compendio Std Italic

Linotype Compendio™ Preview

Here is a preview of how Linotype Compendio™ will look. For more previews using your own text as an example, click here.

You're probably thinking - Is Linotype Compendio™ available to Download for free?

The short answer is no. Linotype Compendio™ is definitely not available as a free download font. This is a premium font which mean that you will have to pay to download and use it in your project. We showcase fonts on SharedFonts that are almost all premium fonts. Feel free to waste valuable hours of your time searching for a free download of Linotype Compendio™, but take it from me, you will not be successful in your quest. Just think how much time and effort you will save if you just pay for Linotype Compendio™ and be done with it.

It is always best to pay for a premium font rather than trying to find an illegal download. The benefits of paying for Linotype Compendio™ is that you get the license to use it leagally. If you're using an illegal version of Linotype Compendio™ and you get caught, you or your client could get into some trouble legally with the publisher of Linotype Compendio™. Also it is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find Linotype Compendio™ for free. Doing various searches on Google such as "Free Linotype Compendio™ Download" you will see a lot of websites that will say "Free Download" but these are just attempts to get you to click on a link which will either take you to an ad landing page or you risk getting viruses on your computer. In the rare occasion that you do find a free download for Linotype Compendio™ remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!

If you really want Linotype Compendio™ and you want to truly own it the legal and safe way, then click here to visit the download and purchase page on Here you will be able to obtain the proper license. The designer and publisher deserves to be paid for their work, as they have put in the hours and the creativity to produce such an amazing font. Good luck with your purchase and future use of this font. :)