Ghostlight is a slab serif family designed with important inspiration from the classic typefaces Clarendon and Egizio. It has 5 weights and a beautiful italic, which makes it a great choice for both display and text contexts. The project was started in November 2015.

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Ghostlight has extensive language support. It supports:

If somehow you need more glyphs, you can email me here. If you just need a couple more characters I can probably make a free update just for you so don’t hesitate.

OpenType Features

This is a table of the most important OpenType features you might need. For an exhaustive list, see the technical details section.
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NormalWith Feature
Fractions1 5/9 2015/10/251 5/9 2015/10/25
Tabular Numbers0123456789
Small CapsLorem Ipsum Dolor SitLorem Ipsum Dolor Sit
LigaturesTy ch sp gi jj fl...Ty ch sp gi jj fl...
Stylistic Alternatesa g R † 8 & № 0...a g R † 8 & № 0...

And even more!

Technical Details

This is a more detailed analysis of the whole font family. If you worry about this kind of details, do read on.

Tech Specs

Version 1.000; ttfautohint (v1.5)
1,472 for the romans and 1,484 for the italics.
361.1 KB

Full OpenType Feature List

  • Access All Alternates (aalt)
  • Character Composition/Decomposition Substitution (ccmp)
  • Localized Forms (locl) for Tatar, Crimean Tatar, Turkish, Moldavian, Romanian, Kazakh, Polish, Azeri, Catalan, Dutch, Serbian and Macedonian.
  • Subscript (subs)
  • Superscript (sups)
  • Numerators (numr)
  • Denominators (dnom)
  • Fractions (frac)
  • Ordinals (ordn)
  • Proportional Figures (pnum)
  • Tabular Figures (tnum)
  • Small Capitals From Capitals (c2sc)
  • Small Capitals (smcp)
  • Case-Sensitive Forms (case)
  • Discretionary Ligatures (dlig)
  • Standard Ligatures (liga)
  • Slashed Zero (zero)
  • Stylistic Alternates (salt)
  • Stylistic Set 1 (ss01) for alternate 'a'.
  • Stylistic Set 2 (ss02) for alternate 'g'.
  • Stylistic Set 3 (ss03) for alternate 'R'.
  • Stylistic Set 4 (ss04) for full height daggers.
  • Stylistic Set 5 (ss05) for alternate '8'.
  • Stylistic Set 6 (ss06) for alternate '&'.
  • Stylistic Set 7 (ss07) for alternate numero and company symbol.
  • Stylistic Set 8 (ss08) for alternate capital upsilon.
  • Ornaments (ornm)
  • Historical Forms (hist)
  • Contextual Alternates (calt)
  • Swash (swsh)

Fun Facts

  • A ghost light, in theater speak, is a light that stays in the center of the stage when the theater is closed. It’s there to keep the ghosts from haunting the building.
  • Like every one of my typefaces, Ghostlight has a beautiful heart encoded at U+2764 in the Dingbats Unicode block. Use it as much as you can, spread ❤︎.

Get it

Ghostlight is available for free on, but if you use it professionally, you should donate. You can give the amount you want. As a donationware, Ghostlight is powered by donations. It helps to keep it free.

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