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I am not much of a typography expert. Unfortunately the word 'one' is very common so Google/Bing return no reasonable results.

Common examples include:

Francois One, Fjalla One, Days One, etc.

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I can assume 2 variants:

  1. This is the version 1 of the font.

  2. The PostScript type of the font is 1:

Type 1 (also known as PostScript, PostScript Type 1, PS1, T1 or Adobe Type 1) is the font format for single-byte digital fonts for use with Adobe Type Manager software and with PostScript printers. It can support font hinting. It was originally a proprietary specification, but Adobe released the specification to third-party font manufacturers provided that all Type 1 fonts adhere to it.

  • I see I have no choice, so I give the right answer: For no reason. They just liked the word "ONE".
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I don't think either of those are the case here. Versioning is typically written with numerals. And these are OTF (Or TTF) fonts. –  DA01 Apr 24 at 22:04
    
@DA01 the third variant I wanted to write was: NO ANY REASON AT ALL. That's the right answer actually. Updated ;) –  Ilan Apr 24 at 22:05
    
Yes, that's the likely answer. I'm not aware of any particular type naming convention, but now that I think about it, the sample typefaces only have one weight and style available. Perhaps that's the significance of the 'One'. –  DA01 Apr 24 at 22:13
    
@DA01 :) probably, but who knows that it will be only one weight and style for a font? I saw font ONE with different variations of style in the same family –  Ilan Apr 24 at 22:15
    
I thought 'One' would indicate some characteristic feature of the font, since many of 'One' fonts I have seen so far have 'modern' appearance and look good as headlines, IMHO. I will leave this question unanswered for a certain time, hoping that other people will also feel invited to share their knowledge on this. –  Jaromír the Greenhorn Apr 25 at 14:52

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