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Best Serif Fonts in Microsoft Word

Best Serif Fonts in Microsoft Word

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Great graphic design is powered by great font selection. But picking great fonts is a challenge most people. Luckily, Canva has made adding great fonts to your designs much easier. In this tutorial, our team of design experts will cover the best Serif Fonts in Microsoft Word.

1. IBM Plex Serif

IBM Plex™ is an international typeface family designed by Mike Abbink, IBM BX&D, in collaboration with Bold Monday, an independent Dutch type foundry. Plex was designed to capture IBM’s spirit and history and to illustrate the unique relationship between mankind and machine—a principal theme for IBM since the turn of the century.

2. PT Serif

PT Serif™ is the second pan-Cyrillic font family developed for the project “Public Types of the Russian Federation.” The first family of the project, PT Sans, was released in 2009. The fonts are released with a libre license and can be freely redistributed: The main aim of the project is to give the possibility to people of Russia the to read and write in their native languages.

3. Noto Serif

Noto Serif is a modulated (“serif”) design for texts in the Latin, Cyrillic, and Greek scripts, also suitable as the complementary font for other script-specific Noto Serif fonts. Noto Serif has italic styles, multiple weights, and widths containing 3,256 glyphs and 24 OpenType features.

4. Libra Serif Modern

Libra Serif Modern is the reserved font name for the font, which is based on Libra Serif according to SIL Open Font License. Libra Serif Modern is intended to give a chance for using the so-called Bulgarian Cyrillic letter form model as a default model for the Cyrillic glyphs in the Unicode range uni0410:uni044F.

5. Granaina

Granaina Font is a splendid serif typeface that comes in a single regular style. Zer in da house is considered the primary designer for this top-notch typographical composition in 2009. This typeface is inspired by Andalucía-Spain (Granada) street signals/designs which are made of pottery. Crafted with unique texture adding more power in legibility and structure.

6. Lustria

Lustria is a rounded-serif text typeface with details that make it interesting to use at larger display sizes as well. Starting in 1999, this typeface has aged to perfection and is finally ready for public consumption.

7. Literata

Literata is designed by TypeTogether. It was commissioned for Google Play Books. Two versions of the family exist, one for print and the other for Ebooks. This is the print version of the family.

8. Libre Baskerville

Libre Baskerville is a web font optimized for body text (typically 16px.) It is based on the American Type Founder’s Baskerville from 1941, but it has a taller x-height, wider counters, and a little less contrast, which allow it to work well for reading on-screen.

9. Playfair Display

Playfair is a transitional design. In the European Enlightenment in the late 18th century, broad nib quills were replaced by pointed steel pens as the popular writing tool of the day. Together with developments in printing technology, ink, and paper making, it became to print letterforms of high contrast and delicate hairlines that were increasingly detached from the written letterforms.

10. Lince TH

Lince Font Family was published by Typomancer. Lince contains 16 styles and family package options.


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