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What is the Soleil font?

Soleil, designed by Wolfgang Homola, is a geometric sans serif typeface. Unlike most existing geometric sans serif typefaces, it has asymmetrical counters, making it look fresher, more dynamic and more contemporary. Simple geometric forms – such as the circle or the square – played a certain role in the design of the letterforms, but in order to introduce more fluidity into the rather stiff and rigid concept of geometric sans serif typefaces, a lot of optical corrections were necessary.
Soleil is based on the modernist ideas of simplicity, clarity and reduction to essential forms. Yet its letter shapes are not the result of geometric construction, but of a design process that brings together simplicity and fluidity, clarity and rhythm. More…
Soleil has a rather large x-height, making it legible also in small sizes or from a bigger distance. The typeface family consists of six weights.
The Opentype version also allows for the implementation of typographic features such as Small Caps, lining and old-style figures, both tabular and proportional, ligatures, alternate characters, case-sensitive variants and fractions.
Soleil offers a wide range of potential applications: signage and wayfinding systems, book and magazine design, branding and corporate publications.

Soleil Font families

The Soleil includes the following font families:

  • Soleil Light
  • Soleil Light Italic
  • Soleil Regular
  • Soleil Italic
  • Soleil Book
  • Soleil Book Italic
  • Soleil SemiBold
  • Soleil SemiBold Italic
  • Soleil Bold
  • Soleil Bold Italic
  • Soleil ExtraBold
  • Soleil ExtraBold Italic
  • Soleil Magic Caps Yang
  • Soleil Magic Caps Yin
  • Soleil Magic Caps Yin Yang

Soleil Preview

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Is Soleil a free to download font?

I'm afraid not. Soleil is not free to download. You will need to pay for it with your hard earn money. Most fonts that we feature on is a premium font. We do have a Free Fonts category where we showcase all of the best free fonts that you can download. Trust me when I say, don't waste your time searching for a free download of Soleil. You will not find a link anywhere.

It is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find Soleil for free. You might see a few websites that will say "Free Download" of Soleil font, but these are just attempts to get you to click on a link which will either take you to an ad landing page or you risk getting viruses on your computer. In the rare occasion that you do find a free download for Soleil remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!

If you really want Soleil and you want to truly own it the legal and safe way, then click here to visit the download and purchase page on Here you will be able to obtain the proper license. The designer and publisher deserves to be paid for their work, as they have put in the hours and the creativity to produce such an amazing font. Good luck with your purchase and future use of this font. :)