Constantia

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Credits

Designer(s)
John Hudson
Foundry(ies)
Tiro Typeworks
Release Year
2004
Country of Origin
United States
Classification
Serif
Original Format
Digital
Distributor(s)
Microsoft
Tags
microsoft, web

Background

Constantia is part of the new suite of typefaces that come with Microsoft Windows Vista. It 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 ClearType rendering, such as sub-pixel positioning. The classic proportions of relatively small x-height and long extenders make Constantia suitable for book and journal publishing, while the slight squareness and open counters ensure that it remains legible even at small sizes.

The development began in 2003.

Constantia is featured in the Microsoft ClearType Font Collection, a set of fonts developed to take advantage of ClearType to improve the reading experience in Windows Vista and Office 2007.

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