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Latte is a modification of Google's Carlito fonts. I just wanted a modern version with some single-story g, so I fired up FontForge and here we are.

Major changes

  • The stylistic alternate g is now the default one on bold and regular weights.
  • A new stylistic alternate y with a curved descender.
  • Combining diacritics, with associated ligatures, so A + gravecomb → À (Agrave).
  • Addition of the irony point and the interrobang because every great typeface deserves such misunderstood punctuations. The irony point is located at U+2E2E, the interrobang is at U+203D (its inverted counterpart at U+2E18, and single-character versions at U+2048 and U+2049).
  • Addition of the basis point, at U+2031, in order to be hated by the BIPM.
  • Addition of the Copyleft symbol at code point U+1F12F as accepted by the Unicode Technical Committe.
  • Addition of the Bitcoin sign at code point U+20BF.
  • Addition of the Linux logo at U+F000.

See the FONTLOG for a much complete changelog.


Version Changes
1.14 First release
0.14 Bold Italic
0.13 Bold
0.12 Some kerning
0.11 Italic
0.10 General clean-up, some additions in the General Punctuation block and in the Letterlike Symbols block
0.9 Small caps, Bitcoin sign, Object Replacement Character, Replacement Character, Linux logo
0.8 Complete Combining Diacritical Marks Extended, Combining Diacritical Marks Supplement and Combining Half Marks, partial support of the Combining Diacritical Marks for Symbols block
0.7 Complete IPA with Modifier Tone Letters and Superscripts and Subscripts
0.6 Complete Cyrillic, Cyrillic Supplement, Cyrillic Extended A and B
0.5 Complete Greek and Greek Extended
0.4 Complete Combining Diacritical Marks
0.3 Clean-up, irony point, interrobang, basis point, copyleft, alternate y (beta)
0.2 New g
0.1 Base

A word about hinting and kerning

There is no hinting on the OpenType fonts. The TrueType fonts, however, are autohinted using ttfautohint.

I kept the original kerning of Carlito, added some Fontforge's auto-kerning and manually tweaked it.



Carlito is based on Lato fonts by Łukasz Dziedzic.

There are few modifications from Lato:

  • Matches Microsoft's Calibri metrics.
  • Some ligatures: fi, ffi, fj, ffj, fì, ffì.
  • Additionnal and slighty different alternates: €, $, £, etc.
  • Less weights: Regular & Bold, when Lato has also Heavy, Black, Medium, Semibold, Light, Thin and Hairline.
  • Less glyphs: 2000+ glyphs vs 3000+ glyphs for Lato.

Download at Google APIs Common Data Storage.

Why this name ?

I don't know where the name Carlito come from, but I think it is from the genus of the Philippine tarsier in order to match the Colibri/Calibri theme.

Nevertheless, Carlito is based on Lato, which means summer in Polish. Łukasz Dziedzic chose this name because "the semi-rounded details of the letters give Lato a feeling of warmth, while the strong structure provides stability and seriousness. Male and female, seri­ous but friendly. With the feel­ing of the Sum­mer." (Source)

So I wanted a name which reminds the "serious but friendly" part. A latte is both serious and friendly, and the reminder of the original Lato name is pretty obvious. Bonus: it comes after Lato alphabetically.


Copyright © 2016 by Guillaume Litaudon with Reserved Font Name "Latte".

This Font Software is licensed under the SIL Open Font License, Version 1.1.

Latte is a variation of Carlito. Carlito is Copyright © 2010-2013 by tyPoland Lukasz Dziedzic with Reserved Font Name "Carlito".