... is a UNICODE font created by Pia Frauss in 2007, with High-Logic's FontCreator program, and updated in 2010. You have downloaded the 2010 version (2.00).

You are welcome to enjoy this font.

XalTerion is free for private use. For commercial use, please visit my "Conditions of Use" page at


This font was inspired by an image I found on the Web. The *b*, *h*, *p*, and *t* are based on a calligraphy by an eminent North American artist, and the rest of the font was designed to match those characters.

The font name is fancy (pronouncing the X as an s may give it some meaning), and the winged beast on the micro sign is based on a detail from a very elaborate mediaeval inital.

For a change, the XalTerion font has a number sign -- and on the correct key, too! There is a *long s*, but it hasn't been allowed to leave its place. And the only alternate character in this font is a cursive *g* on the bar and broken bar sign.

UPDATE 2010 has considerably downsized the font, has made the stems of the *b*, *d*, *f*, *h*, *k*, and *l* somewhat higher (the 'Th' will look a lot better now), has enlarged the dashes, and has not only redesigned the composite glyphs, but added many new ones. In fact, the font now contains every accented Western character I could find in Arial -- including *O/ohorn*, *U/uhorn* and their derivatives, as well as *Schwa/schwa*.



1. The designer as well as owner of this font is Pia Frauss.

2. This is a free font, but it is restricted to personal use only. Commercial use may be obtained by paying a licensing fee.

3. This font may not be included in any commercial compilation of fonts, be it on CD, disks or other products, without the owner's permission.

4. Altogether, this font may not be used for commercial ends and financial gain without the owner's permission.

5. This font may be freely distributed, as long as the zipfile, including this text, remains unaltered.

6. This font comes as it is. There is no warranty -- express or implied -- offered by the owner, or supplier. The risk of any losses or damages resulting from the use of this font remains wth the user.

If you need any information not supplied by this or by the http://www.pia-frauss.de/ website, please write to fonts @ pia-frauss.de (please remove the spaces around the *@* before copying the address into your mail form).

(However, please note that no enquiries such as "how do I download/install/get such and such program to work with your fonts" will be answered in the future.)