Monotype Imaging Holdings, a provider of text imaging solutions, has released new fonts that expand the Rotis suite of typefaces.

The 14-font Rotis II Sans family, the latest addition to the Monotype collection and available from, introduces improvements that extend the versatility of the original Rotis design, according to Allan Haley, director of words and letters at Monotype Imaging. Created by Robin Nicholas, head of typography at Monotype Imaging’s U.K. office, and typeface designer, Alice Savoie, Rotis II Sans imbues the aesthetic quality of the initial Rotis fonts, designed by the late Otl Aicher of Germany and released in 1988, he adds.

Rotis II Sans comprises seven weights ranging from light to black, each with a companion italic. The fonts are available as OpenType Pro fonts, which include typographic features such as the ability to automatically insert ligatures and alternate characters. Pro fonts offer an extended character set to support most Central European and many Eastern European languages.

The newest additions to the Rotis suite of typefaces may be purchased and downloaded from, and In addition, the new fonts are available as Web fonts for webpage design at Web Fonts.