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About
Description

The typeface Westgate was designed based on the vernacular concrete typography on the North, East and West gates of Saigon’s iconic Ben Thanh Market, which were installed during its renovation in the middle of 20th century. Withstanding the test of time, they have embodied the history of both the market and of Saigon’s development.

The typeface carries an elegant condensed form inspired by the Art Deco style of the early 20th century French colonial era. It features elongated letter heights, combined with geometric lines and forms. The most charming feature is the Vietnamese diacritics which are harmoniously integrated into the letterforms, thus compensating for the typographic challenges of the Vietnamese language system while not compromising legibility.

Republish Foundry

Republish is a self-initiated and exploratory project by Behalf Studio. The project seeks to investigate the typographic remnants, hidden in the apertures of urban landscape and archived materials, and revive them into digital typefaces.

The process of creating the digital incarnations often involves both research-driven and speculative design. Starting from the collection and study of vernacular typographic elements, we select the ones that give us ground to experiment with. We will then extrapolate from a few letters to create a completed working typeface, informed by visual research and cultural context.

The output of this project is a curated collection of free and open-source fonts, along with storytelling elements, created by and for Vietnamese people. This is our effort to return the unique but familiar aesthetics of local identity to the community.

Open source details

Westgate is available via an open source license. You're free to use it with your Adobe Fonts account just as you would any other font in the Adobe Fonts library. For information regarding other uses of Westgate, see copyright and license details for Westgate Thin, Westgate Light, Westgate Regular, Westgate Semibold, and Westgate Bold.

Licensing Information
The full Adobe Fonts library is cleared for both personal and commercial use.

As with everything from Adobe Fonts, you can use these fonts for:

Design Projects

Create images or vector artwork, including logos

Website Publishing

Create a Web Project to add any font from our service to your website

PDFs

Embed fonts in PDFs for viewing and printing

Video and Broadcast

Use fonts to create in-house or commercial video content

And more…

Visit the Adobe Fonts Licensing FAQ for full details

Visit Republish Foundry to purchase additional licensing and services, including:
Mobile Apps: Embed fonts in your app UI
Self Hosting: Host web font files on your own server
Custom Services: Request modifications or bespoke fonts directly from the foundry
Volume licensing: Use the fonts across your whole organization
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How to Use

You may encounter slight variations in the name of this font, depending on where you use it. Here’s what to look for.

Desktop

In application font menus, this font will display:

{{familyCtrl.selectedVariation.preferred_family_name}} {{familyCtrl.selectedVariation.preferred_subfamily_name}}

Web

To use this font on your website, use the following CSS:

font-family: {{familyCtrl.selectedVariation.family.css_font_stack.replace('"', '').replace('",', ', ')}};
font-style: italicnormal;
font-weight: {{familyCtrl.selectedVariation.font.web.weight}};

Glyph Support & Stylistic Filters

Fonts in the Adobe Fonts library include support for many different languages, OpenType features, and typographic styles.