A royalty free solution for the closed caption font requirements mandated by the FCC

Cinecav™ Closed Caption Fonts provide the best and most affordable typefaces for closed caption display. Unlike a painful per-unit license that renews every few years, we offer a one-time licensing fee for unlimited use across multiple platforms.

Get an evaluation copy of Cinecav closed caption fonts for your system.

Most font suppliers deliver re-packaged fonts that are unsuitable for closed captions. The Cinecav family (pronounced SI-ne-kahv) is the first set of fonts designed specifically for meeting FCC EIA-708B requirements (also known as CEA-708). They are more elegant, more legible, and more consistently designed for television applications than fonts provided by other suppliers and have been tested and refined on a broad range of DTV platforms. The font set also includes Cinecav UI, designed specifically for guide information and menu systems where space efficiency and legibility are extremely important.

Beyond the FCC Requirements

Cinecav goes beyond the FCC requirements by containing Unicode characters covering a wide range of languages including Albanian, Avar, Basque, Basque, Belarusian, Bosnian, Breton, Bulgarian, Buryat, Catalan, Chamorro, Chichewa, Croatian, Cyrillic, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, Frisian, Galician, German, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Irish, Italian, Kalmyk, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malagasy, Maltese, Montenegrin, Norwegian, Ossetian, Polish, Portuguese, Romani, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Tajik, Tatar, Turkish, Ukrainian & Welsh.

Captions of Hello in different languages using the Cinecav Sans closed-caption (cctv) font.

Cinecav Sans – (708B) Proportionally Spaced Sans Serif
Cinecav Closed Caption font sample - Sans

Cinecav Serif – (708B) Proportionally Spaced Serif
Cinecav Closed Caption font sample - Serif

Cinecav Mono – (708B) Monospaced Sans Serif
Cinecav Closed Caption font sample - Monospaced

Cinecav Type – (708B) Monospaced Serif
Cinecav Closed Caption font sample - Type

Cinecav Casual – (708B) Casual
Cinecav Closed Caption font sample - Casual

Cinecav Script – (708B) Cursive
Cinecav Closed Caption font sample - Script (Cursive)

Cinecav Small Caps – (708B) Small Capitals
Cinecav Closed Caption font sample - Small Caps

Cinecav UI – A set of efficient fonts for guide data display and GUI menus. They’re not part of the FCC’s CC font requirements.
Cinecav Closed Caption font sample - UI Regular



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