Classic typefaces benefit from increased legibility and flexibility with new weights and advanced capabilities
Monotype Imaging and typography legend Matthew Carter have teamed up to revamp the classic Georgia and Verdana typefaces. Aimed at designers and web developers, the new Pro families each comprise 20 weights, and boast improved legibility and extended character sets.
“Georgia and Verdana represented major milestones in the 90s because they worked so well on screen and were among the first web-safe fonts,” explains Monotype Imaging’s director of words and letters, Allan Haley.
“However, with four fonts each, Georgia and Verdana were limited in their use. The new Pro versions empower these highly legible, tried-and-true designs with newfound typographic versatility, thanks to the addition of several weights and OpenType features.”
According to Monotype, the new weights include a light, semibold and black for both families, with accompanying italics as well as new condensed families and additional italics.
The fonts have been hand-tuned to ensure improved legibility on screen and contain enhanced kerning pair suites – and all Pan European languages are supported.
Carter commented: “The design of websites will certainly benefit, and I hope that designers who have long been familiar with Verdana and Georgia will take full advantage of the greater versatility of the Pro series, both on screen and in print.”
Head over to Fonts.com to check them out.