Caribbean Island font
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Basic font information
Mseek Font Creator, 2007
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Postscript font name
Caribbean Island by (c) Mseek Font Creator, 2007
This remarkable typeface first appeared in 1932 in The Times of London newspaper, for which it was designed. It has subsequently become one of the worlds most successful type creations. The original drawings were made under Stanley Morison's direction by Victor Lardent at The Times. It then went through an extensive iterative process involving further work in Monotype's Type Drawing Office. Based on experiments Morison had conducted using Perpetua and Plantin, it has many old style characteristics but was adapted to give excellent legibility coupled with good economy. Widely used in books and magazines, for reports, office documents and also for display and advertising.
Extended font information
Microsoft Unicode BMP only
Unicode Unicode 2.0 and onwards semantics, Unicode BMP only.
Glyph count: 169
Units per Em: 2048
Embedding rights: Embedding for permanent installation
Family class: Freeform serifs
Width: Medium (normal)
Width type: Normal
Mac style: Bold
Direction: Only strongly left to right glyphs
Pattern nature: Regular
Stroke weight: Book, text, regular, etc.
Pitch: Not monospaced
Family type: Latin (text and display)
Serif style: Cove
Arm style: Straight arms / single serif
Letter form: Normal / contact
Contrast: Medium low
Stroke variation: Gradual / transitional
Midline: Standard / pointed
X-height (corpus size): Constant / large