Lucida

Credits

Designer(s)
Charles Bigelow, Kris Holmes
Foundry(ies)
Bigelow & Holmes
Release Year
1985
Country of Origin
United States
Classification
Serif, Old Style
Original Format
Digital
Distributor(s)
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Tags
1980s, garalde, old style, serif

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There are many variants called Lucida, including scripts (Blackletter, Calligraphy, Handwriting), serif (Fax, Bright), and sans-serif (Sans, Sans Unicode, Grande, Sans Typewriter).

P.S: Lucida typefaces have a big x-height in order to pack more pixels into the more important portions of text. This makes them appear larger than many other fonts (such as Times Roman or Baskerville) when composed at the same point size. The big x-height is an advantage for texts read mostly on screens, such as on-line documents and user-interfaces. (Lucida Grande, for example, is the standard user-interface font in Macintosh OS X, where it provides a high degree of legibility at screen resolutions.)

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