serif font



Does anyone know the name of this font and where to get it? Thanks.

Source? Where? When? Monospace? Perhaps typewriter? Dutch?

Photography book: Marnix Goossens, Yonder. Published by Roma, and yes Dutch.

Very close to Roman Characters in Kozuka Mincho Pro , specific name KozMinPro-ExtraLight

Hi Bob, it is pretty close:

and could be substituted without most people really noticing the differences, e.g. the ear on the g, letter widths etc. Noting the very narrow m and w in the unknown I wonder if it's monospace?
BTW huge font size -- too big for Fontlab to save it as a file without deleting thousands of glyphs. Don't know how well it would work in plain word processors.

Don mentioned huge font size which is true for all Asian fonts - but Fontlab Studio 5 can save it without deleting and Fontographer 5 will also save the file so it should work fine with most word processors.

bojev: To me it looks like Adobe more or less generated a Latin counterpart to Kozua Mincho using Adobe Serif MM. On the other hand, I get the impression that many Latin counterparts to Japanese typefaces are designed in a similar style. Especially those who are designed in Japan. A kind of middle-of-the-road Century Old Style design with a large x-height and a weight that is too light. The weight and proportions of such typefaces may be a good-enough-match to Japanese Mincho, but they are often too light to serve as a decent text typeface for readers of the Latin script.

TGabriel: The typeface in the sample you posted looks as if someone tried to create a monospaced version of Times Roman. Smells like ‘default design’.

Very helpful Albert. So lets look for a version of Times Roman that fits the letter-forms better than the usual suspects. There is a matching g in the version designed by Francesco Simoncini and W. Bilz in 1965, for Ludwig & Mayer and now sold in digital form by Bitstream as Life. So lets try a compressed version of Life [80%]

Part way there. Closer than Kozuka Mincho Extra Light.
Can see how selective widening of some glyphs, such as j, and narrowing of others, such as m and w, while keeping the weight could make a monospace.