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body text

Typefaces that might function reasonably well for setting paragraphs of running body text. Some may require more careful handling to maintain readability, or may only be relevant within a limited subset of their full stylistic range, but are still listed for reference/consideration.

Variable fonts tagged with “body text”

160 results

Helvetica Now Variable

  • Helvetica Now Variable
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Helvetica Now Variable Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
50 1000
50 100
4 30

A variable incarnation of Monotype’s Helvetica Now series.

Tags: decorative/display, body text, sans, feature variations, ink traps, monoline, multiplexed, multiplexed posture, neo-grotesque, optical sizes
Design:Max Miedinger, Charles Nix, Friedrich Althausen, Emilios Theofanous, Malou Verlomme, Jan Hendrik Weber, Monotype Studio
Publisher:Monotype
Characters:Latin
Released:2021-07-13
Licensing:Paid/commercial

SF Arabic

  • أبجد هوز حطي كلمن سعفص قرشت ثخذ ضظغ
1 1000
17 80

SF Arabic is an extension of Apple’s San Francisco type series, used as the Arabic system font on Apple platforms. It is a “contemporary interpretation of the Naskh style with a rational and flexible design”.

Tags: body text, sans, monoline, optical sizes
Design:Apple
Publisher:Apple
Characters:Arabic
Released:2021-06-08
Licensing:Bundled

Fern Variable

  • Fern Variable
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Fern Variable Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
400 800
8 12

A chunky Venetian-style serif typeface intended for on-screen reading.

Tags: body text, serif, oldstyle, optical sizes, wedge serif
Design:David Jonathan Ross
Publisher:DJR, Font of the Month Club
Characters:Latin, Vietnamese
Released:2021-06-01
Licensing:Trial, Paid/commercial

Postea Var

  • Postea Var
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Postea Var Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
100 800

TypeTogether’s take on 20th-century German geometric typefaces. Azza Alameddine and Roxane Gataud were assistant designers on the project.

Tags: decorative/display, body text, sans, geometric, bent strokes, monoline, woman-designed
Design:Veronika Burian, José Scaglione
Publisher:TypeTogether
Characters:Latin
Released:2021-04-29
Licensing:Paid/commercial

GT Maru VF

  • GT Maru Mega
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • GT Maru
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • GT Maru Mono
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
25 175
300 900
0 7

A rounded sans inspired by Latin glyphs in Japanese signage and engraved lettering, with an accompanying bubbly display face.

Tags: decorative/display, body text, sans, geometric, cartoon, dimensional, monoline, monospaced, multiplexed, multiplexed posture, multiplexed weight, optical sizes, ornamented, plump/convex, rounded
Design:Thierry Blancpain
Publisher:Grilli Type
Characters:Latin
Released:2021-04-27
Licensing:Trial, Paid/commercial

Immortel VAR

  • Immortel Infra VAR
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Immortel Infra VAR Median
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Immortel Infra VAR Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Immortel Vena VAR
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Immortel Vena VAR Median
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Immortel Vena VAR Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
0 10

The Immortel family of serif typefaces comprises four variants (Infra, Colera, Vena, and Acedia), all designed with multiplexed set widths to be interchangeable without causing text to reflow. The Infra and Vena variants – inspired by Robert Granjon and Jacques-François Rosart, respectively – are intended for use in running body text. They include “Median” italics for longer blocks of text, as well as more exaggerated italics for stronger emphasis. They both also offer a variable grade axis for slight weight adjustments, to accommodate different typographic environments and user preferences.

Tags: body text, serif, ball terminals, multiplexed, multiplexed weight, oldstyle
Design:Clément Le Tulle-Neyret
Publisher:205TF
Characters:Latin
Released:2021-04-14
Licensing:Trial, Paid/commercial

Proxima Vara

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    ΑΒΓΔΕΖΗΘΙΚΛΜΝΞΟΠΡΣΤΥΦΧΨΩ
    αβγδεζηθικλμνξοπρσςτυφχψω
    АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
    абвгдежзийклмнопрстуфхцчшщъыьэюя
100 900
50 100
0 125

A variable adaptation of the immensely popular Proxima Nova type family.

Tags: body text, sans, geometric, feature variations, gothic, monoline, multiplexed, multiplexed posture
Design:Mark Simonson
Publisher:Mark Simonson
Characters:Latin, Vietnamese, Greek, Cyrillic
Released:2021-03-01
Licensing:Trial, Paid/commercial

Golos Text VF & Golos UI VF

  • Golos Text VF
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
    абвгдежзийклмнопрстуфхцчшщъыьэюя
  • Golos UI VF
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
    абвгдежзийклмнопрстуфхцчшщъыьэюя
400 700

A pair of related sans typefaces commissioned by Smena and AIC Media for official state and social service websites in Russia. Golos Text is designed for continuous reading, whereas Golos UI – with slightly narrower proportions and multiplexed weights – is intended more for user interface elements.

Tags: body text, sans, multiplexed, multiplexed weight, neo-grotesque, straight-sided, superellipse, woman-designed
Design:Alexandra Korolkova, Vitaly Kuzmin
Publisher:Paratype
Characters:Latin, Cyrillic
Released:2020-12-29
Licensing:Open source

STIX Two

  • STIX Two Text
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    ΑΒΓΔΕΖΗΘΙΚΛΜΝΞΟΠΡΣΤΥΦΧΨΩ
    αβγδεζηθικλμνξοπρσςτυφχψω
    АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
    абвгдежзийклмнопрстуфхцчшщъыьэюя
  • STIX Two Text Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    ΑΒΓΔΕΖΗΘΙΚΛΜΝΞΟΠΡΣΤΥΦΧΨΩ
    αβγδεζηθικλμνξοπρσςτυφχψω
    АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
    абвгдежзийклмнопрстуфхцчшщъыьэюя
400 700

The Scientific and Technical Information eXchange (STIX) fonts are made to serve the scientific and engineering communities as fonts with the character support and technical functionality for use in related publications. The design is intended to be compatible with Times.

Tags: body text, serif
Design:Ross Mills, John Hudson, Tiro Typeworks, Paul Hanslow
Publisher:STI Pub
Characters:Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Vietnamese
Released:2020-12-18
Updated:2021-05-26
Licensing:Open source

Zénith Var

  • Zénith Var
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
    абвгдежзийклмнопрстуфхцчшщъыьэюя
  • Zénith Var Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
    абвгдежзийклмнопрстуфхцчшщъыьэюя
400 700
20 100

A digital interpretation of Zeno (originally cut by Charles Malin for Officina Bodoni, circa 1936) with added support for Cyrillic.

Tags: decorative/display, body text, serif, oldstyle, optical sizes
Design:Matthieu Cortat
Publisher:205TF
Characters:Latin, Cyrillic
Released:2020-11-26
Licensing:Trial, Paid/commercial

Lektorat Var

  • Lektorat Display Var
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Lektorat Text Var
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Lektorat Text Var Oblique
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
200 900
62 87

A text+display sans family geared toward editorial design.

Tags: decorative/display, body text, sans, closed in, grotesque, inserat, neo-grotesque, optical sizes, pinched joints, straight-sided, superellipse
Design:Florian Fecher
Publisher:TypeTogether
Characters:Latin
Released:2020-10-28
Licensing:Paid/commercial

Case VAR

  • Case VAR
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Case VAR Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
100 900
4 60

A sans with size-specific adjustments going down to extra-small sizes.

Tags: body text, sans, some serifs, feature variations, monoline, neo-grotesque, optical sizes, woman-designed
Design:Erik Spiekermann, Anja Meiners, Ralph du Carrois
Publisher:Fontwerk
Characters:Latin
Released:2020-10-12
Licensing:Trial, Paid/commercial

Dédale VAR

  • Dédale VAR
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Dédale VAR Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
300 700

A hybrid type family with serifs that recede as weight increases, inspired by inscriptions in the Paris Catacombs.

Tags: body text, serif, sans, flared/concave, inscriptional, neo-grotesque, retractable serifs, spur serifs, unusual variation, wedge serif
Design:Thomas Bouville
Publisher:205TF
Characters:Latin
Released:2020-10-06
Licensing:Trial, Paid/commercial

Action Text

  • Action Text
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Action Text Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
400 900
0 1

​A narrow sans intended for screen usage at small sizes. A sibling of Action Condensed, it offers subtle grade variations for interactive effects or to counteract the effects of different rendering situations (e.g. light type on a dark background).

Tags: body text, sans, gothic, ink traps, multiplexed, multiplexed weight, straight-sided, vertex spread
Design:Erik van Blokland
Publisher:Commercial Type
Characters:Latin, Vietnamese
Released:2020-09-08
Licensing:Paid/commercial

Swear Variable

  • Swear Variable
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Swear Variable Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Swear Cilati Variable
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
0 1000
0 1000

​A sharp serif typeface with two separate italic styles – one with a fairly traditional structure and another where the placement of weight shifts around for more horizontal stress. Offered with discounted pricing while it’s still a work in progress.

Tags: decorative/display, body text, serif, fat-face, horizontal stress, optical sizes, phototype, pinched joints, sharp, wavy/wiggly
Design:James T. Edmondson
Publisher:OH no Type Co.
Characters:Latin
Released:2020-08-24
Updated:2020-11-17
Licensing:Paid/commercial

VARIANZ

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
0 100
0 100

​A type system that can morph between a wide range of stylistic variations, including low-contrast sans, chunky slab serif, high-contrast modern, calligraphic sans, and everything in between.

Tags: decorative/display, body text, serif, slab serif, sans, calligraphic, M-formula, overbite/underbite, retractable serifs, sharp, stub serifs, unusual variation
Design:Viktor Zumegen
Publisher:Viktor Zumegen
Characters:Latin (limited)
Released:2020-08-10
Updated:2021-02-10
Licensing:By request

Normalidad Variable

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
    абвгдежзийклмнопрстуфхцчшщъыьэюя
0 1000
0 1000

​A slightly squarish sans, originally designed for Russian telecom company, MTS. Available as a single variable font with the full range of the design or as multiple variable fonts each with a limited range. Ro Hernández handled the technical mastering for the project.

Tags: body text, sans, monoline, neo-grotesque, superellipse
Design:Ilya Ruderman, Yury Ostromentsky
Publisher:CSTM Fonts
Characters:Latin, Cyrillic
Released:2020-07-27
Licensing:Paid/commercial

Adelle Mono Var

  • Adelle Mono Var
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Adelle Mono Var Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
300 800
0 1000

​An expansion of the Adelle series with the option to gradually move between strict monospacing and a more proportional design that retains a monospaced look. Pooja Saxena was an assistant designer on the project.

Tags: body text, sans, some serifs, monospaced, multiplexed, multiplexed weight, unusual variation, woman-designed
Design:TypeTogether, Irene Vlachou, Veronika Burian, José Scaglione
Publisher:TypeTogether
Characters:Latin
Released:2020-07-25
Licensing:Paid/commercial

GT Flexa VAR

  • GT Flexa VAR
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • GT Flexa Mono VAR
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
100 800
0 200
0 100

​A playful sans covering a large range of weights and widths, as well as a monospaced variant.

Tags: decorative/display, body text, sans, geometric, grotesque, ink traps, inserat, monoline, monospaced, multiplexed, multiplexed posture, multiplexed weight, neo-grotesque, overbite/underbite, pinched joints
Design:Dominic Huber, Moiré
Publisher:Grilli Type
Characters:Latin
Released:2020-07-21
Licensing:Trial, Paid/commercial