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“Type is a beautiful group of letters, not a group of beautiful letters.” -Matthew Carter18pt

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Author . .................................. 03-04 Typeface History . ......................... 05 Anatomy . ..................................... 06 Legibility . .................................... 07 Font Family . ................................ 08 18pt bold

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“That is the definition of genius... To have everything you need, creatively, inside you.� -Matthew Carter 18pt

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and Ana (the name of Howlett's eldest daughter).

Matthew

Carter designed Verdana for Micrsoft Corporation, with hand-hinting done by Thomas Rickner, then at Monotype. Demand for such a typeface was recognized by Virginia Howlett of Microsoft's typography group. The name "Verdana" is based on verdant (something green), 12pt

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and Ana (the name of Howlett's eldest daughter). 18pt italic

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and Ana (the name of Howlett's eldest daughter).

and Ana (the name of

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and Ana (the name of Howlett's eldest daughter). 24pt regular

and Ana (the name of Howlett's eldest daughter).

Howlett's eldest daughter). 12pt

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and Ana (the name of Howlett's eldest daughter).

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Verdana is

a humanist sans-serif typeface designed by Matthew Carter for Microsoft Corporation, with handhinting done by Thomas Rickner, then at Monotype.

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ABCD EFGH IJKL MNOP QRST UVWX YZ

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abcde fghijk lmno pqrst uvwx yz

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0123 4567 89 24pt italic

!@#$ %^&* ()+{â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;} ?< 24pt regular


QIa j J i R short bar on top 10pt

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double story letter 10pt

y m o t a n a 200pt regular

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tail is centered under the figure

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short bar on top that protrudes left

slight hook 10pt

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short bar on bottom

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two versons of the letter

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square dot over the letter 10pt

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one with a straight tail and one curved 10pt

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Vertex above baseline

Triangular gap

Large aperture for increased legibility

Large counters

typography

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Vertical terminal optimized for screen pixels

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Wider horizontal proportions Moderate contrast in character stroke thickness

Wide spacing

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Verdana Regular

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Verdana Bold 30pt bold

Verdana Italic 30pt italic

Verdana Bold Italic

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designed by: Hannah Evans


Type Specimen: Verdana