Consolas is aimed for use in programming environments
and other circumstances where a monospaced font is specified.
All characters have the same width, like old typewriters, making
it a good choice for personal and business correspondence. The
improved Windows font display allowed a design with proportions
closer to normal text than traditional monospaced fonts like
Courier. This allows for more comfortably reading of extended
text on screen. OpenType features include hanging or lining
numerals; slashed, dotted and normal zeros; and alternative
shapes for a number of lowercase letters. The look of text can
be tuned to personal taste by varying the number of bars and
Calibri is a modern sans serif family with subtle
roundings on stems and corners. It features real italics, small
caps, and multiple numeral sets. Its proportions allow high
impact in tightly set lines of big and small text alike.
Calibri's many curves and the new rasteriser team up in bigger
sizes to reveal a warm and soft character.
Cambria has been designed for on-screen reading and to
look good when printed at small sizes. It has very even spacing
and proportions. Diagonal and vertical hairlines and serifs are
relatively strong, while horizontal serifs are small and intend
to emphasize stroke endings rather than stand out themselves.
This principle is most noticeable in the italics where the
lowercase characters are subdued in style to be at their best as
elements of word-images. When Cambria is used for captions at
sizes over 20 point, the inter-character spacing should be
slightly reduced for best results. The design isn't just
intended for business documents: The regular weight has been
extended with a large set of math and science symbols. The Greek
and Cyrillic has been designed under close supervision of an
international team of experts, who aimed to set a historical new
standard in multi-script type design.
Constantia is a modulated wedge-serif typeface
designed primarily for continuous text in both electronic and
paper publishing. The design responds to the recent narrowing of
the gap between screen readability and traditional print media,
exploiting specific aspects of the most recent advances in
ClearType rendering, such as sub-pixel positioning. The classic
proportions of relatively small x-height and long extenders make
Constantia ideal for book and journal publishing, while the
slight squareness and open counters ensure that it remains
legible even at small sizes.
Corbel is designed to give an uncluttered and clean
appearance on screen. The letter forms are open with soft,
flowing curves. It is legible, clear and functional at small
sizes. At larger sizes the detailing and style of the shapes is
more apparent resulting in a modern sans serif type with a wide
range of possible uses.
Candara is a casual humanist sans with verticals
showing a graceful entasis on stems, high-branching arcades in
the lowercase, large apertures in all open forms, and unique
ogee curves on diagonals. The resultant texture is lively but
not intrusive, and makes for a friendly and readable text.