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TIMES NEW ROMAN

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Times New Roman was designed by

Stanley Morison for the Times of London newspaper, in 1932.

The purpose of the

typeface was to make the newspaper easier to read — the criteria for it were that the let-

ters should appear larger, but the actual size would stay the same as its predecessors. Also,

it more legible. Morison based his design on the Plantin design because he felt it satisfied much of the criteria. Since the newspaper

used both Monotype and Linotype machines to set types, they had to create a second, al-

most identical version for Linotype machines. Since many software include Times New Roman in their default fonts, its popularity con-

tinued into the digital age. Meanwhile, typesetting technology has evolved, but due to its

enduring popularity, Times New Roman has always been one of the first fonts available in each new format.

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The Georgia font is inspired by Scotch Roman designs from the 1800s, and it came to life in 1993, thanks to Matthew Carter.

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GEORGIA


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