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Garamond Font Family

gc gc Adobe Garamond Pro, Bold

Times New Roman, Bold

t ko jQ t ko j Q t ko jQ Garamond

Regular Italic Bold Bold Italic

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dobe Garamond Pro is based on a continuous construction. The lower case g features a double storey with a closed tail. The same technique is applied to the lower case g within the Times New Roman font. Both exercise an ear, loop, link and that vertical peaked counter. Although they adopt very similar principles, the difference is rather distinguishable when analysed carefully.

The typeface is predominantly used for reading text. It is a decorative font that is easily readable at a fairly smaller size. Most notable are the lowercase ‘a’ and lowercase ‘e’ in distinguishing this font from others. However, comparing these letterforms with Times New Roman would be difficult - as both are crafted in too similar a fashion. When observing some of the key characteristics from each typeface against each other, large differences can be seen. The x height of the k is much smaller with garamond. Also, the decender of the upper case Q & lower case j drops considerably further than that of Times New Roman.

abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog

The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog

Garamond Analysis  

Key elements of Garamond, in contrast to Times New Roman

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