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.
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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 including italics and containing Unicode characters that cover a wider 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.
Cinecav Sans – (708B) Proportionally Spaced Sans Serif
Cinecav Serif – (708B) Proportionally Spaced Serif
Cinecav Mono – (708B) Monospaced Sans Serif
Cinecav Type – (708B) Monospaced Serif
Cinecav Casual – (708B) Casual
Cinecav Script – (708B) Cursive
Cinecav Small Caps – (708B) Small Capitals
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.