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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”

166 results

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

SF Compact

  • SF Compact
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    ΑΒΓΔΕΖΗΘΙΚΛΜΝΞΟΠΡΣΤΥΦΧΨΩ
    αβγδεζηθικλμνξοπρσςτυφχψω
    АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
    абвгдежзийклмнопрстуфхцчшщъыьэюя
  • SF Compact Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    ΑΒΓΔΕΖΗΘΙΚΛΜΝΞΟΠΡΣΤΥΦΧΨΩ
    αβγδεζηθικλμνξοπρσςτυφχψω
    АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
    абвгдежзийклмнопрстуфхцчшщъыьэюя
  • A selection of SF Compact’s dingbats/emoji
    ⇪⌃⌅⌘⌥⌦⌧⌫⎇⎋⎓⏎⏏⏻⏼⏽⏾ⒶⒷⒸⒹⒺⒻⒼⒽⒾⒿⓀⓁⓂⓃⓄⓅⓆⓇⓈⓉⓊⓋⓌⓍⓎⓏ☂★☆☑☒✚☮☾♠♡♢♣♤♥♦♧⚀⚁⚂⚃⚄⚅⚠⚬✈✌✓✗❄❛❜❝❞⬒⬓⬡⬢⭘🄰🄱🄲🄳🄴🄵🄶🄷🄸🄹🄺🄻🄼🄽🄾🄿🅀🅁🅂🅃🅄🅅🅆🅇🅈🅉🅐🅑🅒🅓🅔🅕🅖🅗🅘🅙🅚🅛🅜🅝🅞🅟🅠🅡🅢🅣🅤🅥🅦🅧🅨🅩🅰🅱🅲🅳🅴🅵🅶🅷🅸🅹🅺🅻🅼🅽🅾🅿🆀🆁🆂🆃🆄🆅🆆🆇🆈🆉🐇🐉🐍🐏🐔🐖🐭🐮🐯🐱🐴🐵🐶🐻👊👍👻👽👾💀💩😀😘😜😬🤖🤟🦄
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1 1000

Part of Apple’s San Francisco type series, SF Compact is similar to SF Pro but has more compact proportions for efficiency in small sizes and narrow columns. It is the system font for watchOS.

Tags: body text, sans, dingbats, monoline, neo-grotesque, optical sizes
Design:Apple
Publisher:Apple
Characters:Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Vietnamese, dingbats/emoji
Released:2020-06-22
Updated:2021-06-08
Licensing:Bundled

New York

  • New York
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    ΑΒΓΔΕΖΗΘΙΚΛΜΝΞΟΠΡΣΤΥΦΧΨΩ
    αβγδεζηθικλμνξοπρσςτυφχψω
    АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
    абвгдежзийклмнопрстуфхцчшщъыьэюя
  • New York Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    ΑΒΓΔΕΖΗΘΙΚΛΜΝΞΟΠΡΣΤΥΦΧΨΩ
    αβγδεζηθικλμνξοπρσςτυφχψω
    АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
    абвгдежзийклмнопрстуфхцчшщъыьэюя
12 256
400 1000

New York is a serif companion to Apple’s San Franciso type series.

Tags: decorative/display, body text, serif, ball terminals, fat-face, optical sizes
Design:Apple
Publisher:Apple
Characters:Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Vietnamese
Released:2020-06-22
Updated:2021-06-08
Licensing:Bundled

Darkmode VF

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
100 900
0 1

​A humanist sans designed specifically for digital user interfaces, offering subtle grade adjustments to counteract the effects of setting light type on a dark background, as is common with many “dark mode” digital reading environments.

Tags: body text, sans, monoline, multiplexed, multiplexed weight
Design:Dalton Maag
Publisher:Dalton Maag
Characters:Latin
Released:2020-06-20
Licensing:Trial, Paid/commercial

Cairoli Classic Variable & Cairoli Now Variable

  • Cairoli Classic Variable
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Cairoli Classic Variable Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Cairoli Now Variable
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Cairoli Now Variable Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
100 1000
100 1000

​A digital revival and update to Nebiolo’s Cairoli.

Tags: body text, sans, gothic, inserat, monoline, straight-sided, superellipse
Design:Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, Mario De Libero
Publisher:Italiantype
Characters:Latin
Released:2020-05-15
Licensing:Trial, Paid/commercial

Roboto Serif

  • Roboto Serif
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Roboto Serif Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
50 150
8 144
100 900
-1 1

A serif addition to the Roboto series of fonts, commissioned by Google. Designed by Greg Gazdowicz at Commercial Type, with contributions by Hrvoje Živčić. Kara Gordon, Christian Schwartz, Mark Record, Inga Plönnigs, Miguel Reyes, Flavia Zimbardi, Maria Doreuli, and Rafał Buchner.

Tags: decorative/display, body text, serif, slab serif, multiplexed, multiplexed weight, optical sizes
Design:Greg Gazdowicz
Publisher:Commercial Type
Characters:Latin, Vietnamese
Released:2020-04-28
Updated:2021-04-12
Licensing:Open source

Degular Variable

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
0 1000
0 10
0 1000

James Edmondson’s take on a general-purpose “boring” sans.

Tags: decorative/display, body text, sans, geometric, feature variations, gothic, ink traps, monoline, multiplexed, neo-grotesque, optical sizes, phototype, pinched joints
Design:James T. Edmondson
Publisher:OH no Type Co.
Characters:Latin
Released:2020-04-01
Licensing:Paid/commercial

Newsreader

  • Newsreader
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Newsreader Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
200 800
6 72

A serif typeface designed with on-screen usage in mind.

Tags: decorative/display, body text, serif, oldstyle, optical sizes, sharp, wedge serif
Design:Hugues Gentile
Publisher:Production Type
Characters:Latin, Vietnamese
Released:2020-03-03
Updated:2020-11-26
Licensing:Open source

Fraunces

  • Fraunces
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Fraunces Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
9 144
100 900
0 100
0 1

​A typeface that takes cues from some early 20th-century typefaces with soft serifs, like Windsor, Cooper, and Souvenir.

Tags: decorative/display, body text, serif, Art Nouveau, cartoon, feature variations, optical sizes, phototype, rounded, soft corners, stub serifs, unusual variation, woman-designed
Design:Phaedra Charles, Flavia Zimbardi
Publisher:Undercase Type
Characters:Latin, Vietnamese
Released:2020-02-26
Licensing:Open source

LFT Arnoldo

  • LFT Arnoldo
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • LFT Arnoldo Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
260 900

A flared sans originally created during the rebranding of Oscar Mondadori. Beatrice D’Agostino was an assistant designer for the project.

Tags: body text, sans, flared/concave, inscriptional, woman-designed
Design:Leftloft
Publisher:TypeTogether
Characters:Latin
Released:2020-02-20
Licensing:Paid/commercial

Aktiv Grotesk VF

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
    абвгдежзийклмнопрстуфхцчшщъыьэюя
    ΑΒΓΔΕΖΗΘΙΚΛΜΝΞΟΠΡΣΤΥΦΧΨΩ
    αβγδεζηθικλμνξοπρσςτυφχψω
    أبجد هوز حطي كلمن سعفص قرشت ثخذ ضظغ
100 900
75 125
0 1

​A general-purpose sans. Available as a “full family” variable font (covering the full range of weight, width, and italic variations, as shown here), or as subset versions with different combinations of weight, width, and italic axes as separate variable fonts.

Tags: body text, sans, monoline, neo-grotesque
Design:Dalton Maag
Publisher:Dalton Maag
Characters:Latin, Cyrillic, Greek, Arabic, Vietnamese
Released:2020-02-10
Updated:2021-06-02
Licensing:Trial, Paid/commercial

Boring Sans Variable

  • Boring Sans Variable
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Boring Sans Variable Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
100 1000
100 1000

​A sans typeface that morphs between subdued and weirdly distorted.

Tags: decorative/display, body text, sans, neo-grotesque, overbite/underbite, unusual variation, wavy/wiggly
Design:Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini
Publisher:Zetafonts
Characters:Latin
Released:2020-01-30
Licensing:Trial, Paid/commercial

29LT Zarid Sans

  • 29LT Zarid Sans AL Variable (Arabic & Latin)
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    أبجد هوز حطي كلمن سعفص قرشت ثخذ ضظغ
  • 29LT Zarid Sans Slanted AL Variable (Arabic & Latin)
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    أبجد هوز حطي كلمن سعفص قرشت ثخذ ضظغ
  • 29LT Zarid Sans Stencil Variable (Arabic & Latin)
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    أبجد هوز حطي كلمن سعفص قرشت ثخذ ضظغ
  • 29LT Zarid Sans LC Variable (Latin & Cyrillic)
    АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
    абвгдежзийклмнопрстуфхцчшщъыьэюя
  • 29LT Zarid Sans Slanted LC Variable (Latin & Cyrillic)
    АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
    абвгдежзийклмнопрстуфхцчшщъыьэюя
  • 29LT Zarid Sans LG Variable (Latin & Greek)
    ΑΒΓΔΕΖΗΘΙΚΛΜΝΞΟΠΡΣΤΥΦΧΨΩ
    αβγδεζηθικλμνξοπρσςτυφχψω
  • 29LT Zarid Sans Slanted LG Variable (Latin & Greek)
    ΑΒΓΔΕΖΗΘΙΚΛΜΝΞΟΠΡΣΤΥΦΧΨΩ
    αβγδεζηθικλμνξοπρσςτυφχψω
100 900

The Sans members of the larger Zarid series that also includes Serif and Slab counterparts. Pascal Zoghbi designed the Arabic components and Jan Fromm designed the Latin. The Stencil variant was designed by Pascal Zoghbi with consultancy from Jan Fromm on the Latin and released June 27, 2020. The Cyrillic and Greek extensions were designed by Krista Radoeva and released July 13, 2020.

Tags: decorative/display, body text, sans, monoline, stencil
Design:Pascal Zoghbi, Jan Fromm, Krista Radoeva
Publisher:29LT
Characters:Arabic, Latin, Cyrillic, Greek
Released:2020-01-22
Updated:2020-07-13
Licensing:Paid/commercial

29LT Zarid Slab

  • 29LT Zarid Slab Variable
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    أبجد هوز حطي كلمن سعفص قرشت ثخذ ضظغ
  • 29LT Zarid Slab Slanted Variable
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    أبجد هوز حطي كلمن سعفص قرشت ثخذ ضظغ
100 900

The Slab members of the larger Zarid series that also includes Serif and Sans counterparts.

Pascal Zoghbi designed the Arabic components and Jan Fromm designed the Latin.

Tags: decorative/display, body text, serif, slab serif, monoline
Design:Pascal Zoghbi, Jan Fromm
Publisher:29LT
Characters:Latin, Arabic
Released:2020-01-22
Licensing:Paid/commercial

29LT Zarid Serif

  • 29LT Zarid Display Variable
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    أبجد هوز حطي كلمن سعفص قرشت ثخذ ضظغ
  • 29LT Zarid Serif Variable
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    أبجد هوز حطي كلمن سعفص قرشت ثخذ ضظغ
  • 29LT Zarid Serif Slanted Variable
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    أبجد هوز حطي كلمن سعفص قرشت ثخذ ضظغ
  • 29LT Zarid Text Variable
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    أبجد هوز حطي كلمن سعفص قرشت ثخذ ضظغ
  • 29LT Zarid Text Slanted Variable
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    أبجد هوز حطي كلمن سعفص قرشت ثخذ ضظغ
100 900

The Serif members of the larger Zarid series that also includes Slab and Sans counterparts.

Pascal Zoghbi designed the Arabic components. For the Latin: Display and Text Upright were designed by Ramiro Espinoza; Serif Upright was designed by Ramiro Espinoza & Khajag Apelian; Serif Slanted and Text Slanted were designed by Jan Fromm.

Tags: decorative/display, body text, serif, directional serifs, optical sizes, sharp, wedge serif
Design:Pascal Zoghbi, Ramiro Espinoza, Jan Fromm, Khajag Apelian
Publisher:29LT
Characters:Latin, Arabic
Released:2020-01-22
Licensing:Paid/commercial

29LT Bukra Variable

  • 29LT Bukra Variable
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    أبجد هوز حطي كلمن سعفص قرشت ثخذ ضظغ
  • 29LT Bukra Slanted Variable
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    أبجد هوز حطي كلمن سعفص قرشت ثخذ ضظغ
100 900
70 130

​A spurless sans.

Tags: decorative/display, body text, sans, feature variations, Johnstonian, monoline, spurless
Design:Pascal Zoghbi, Adrien Midzic, Swiss Typefaces
Publisher:29LT
Characters:Latin, Arabic
Released:2020-01-22
Licensing:Paid/commercial