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.


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".
  • 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 '14 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 '14 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 '14 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 '14 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 '14 at 14:52

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.