Font history

Blake Smith

Arial

Family: Arial

Characteristics: A contemporary sans serif design

Original use: Mono type was under contract to supply bitmap fonts for both printers.

Current Use: Arial is everywhere ... setting in reports, presentations, magazines etc, and for display use in newspapers

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Times New Roman

Family: Times New Roman

Characteristics: is a serif typeface commissioned by the British ... However, all the new fonts have been variants of the original New Roman typeface.

Original Use: Times New Roman has always been one of the first fonts available in each new format.

Current Use:all the new fonts have been variants of the original New Roman typeface. ...Although no longer used by The Times

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Calibri

Family: Calibri

Characteristics: It is a humanist sans serif typeface, known for its warmth and rounded lines.

Original use: The Calibri font family was commissioned by Microsoft in 2002 to accentuate the strengths of their clear type technology.

Current use: It continues to be the default in Microsoft Office 2010 and 2013.

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