Comic Neue was was designed by Craig Rozynski, an Australian graphic designer living in Japan, who wanted to create an informal script typeface similar to the ubiquitous and much-maligned Microsoft font Comic Sans, which was created by Vincent Connare in the 1990s. Craig commissioned Hrant Papazian of The MicroFoundry to carry out significant technical improvements to the outlines as well as to the spacing and kerning of all 12 fonts in the family. It was released in April 2014.
Liberation Sans was developed by Steve Matteson of Ascender Corporation as Ascender Sans. A variant of this font with the addition of an open-source license, was licensed by Red Hat, Inc. The font was first released in May 2007 without a full hinting capability. The second release, made available in the beginning of 2008, provides full hinting of the font. A number of GNU/Linux distributions now include Liberation fonts in their default installations.
Open Sans is a sans-serif typeface designed by Steve Matteson and commissioned by Google. According to Google, it is “optimized for legibility across print, web, and mobile interfaces.” Featuring wide apertures on many letters and a large x-height (tall lower-case letters), the typeface is highly legible on screen and at small sizes. It belongs to the humanist genre of sans-serif typefaces, with a true italic. It was released in 2011.
Times New Roman is a classic serif typeface designed for legibility in body text. It was commissioned by the British
newspaper The Times in 1931 and conceived by Stanley Morison, the artistic advisor to the British branch of the printing
equipment company Monotype, in collaboration with Victor Lardent, a lettering artist in the Times’ advertising
department. Although no longer used by The Times, Times New Roman is still very common in book and general printing.
It has become one of the most popular and influential typefaces in history and a standard typeface on most desktop
computers. Used here for the Hereford Journal article of 1858.
Lora is a well-balanced contemporary serif with roots in calligraphy. It is a text typeface with moderate contrast well
suited for body text. It was designed by Olga Karpushina in 2011 for Cyreal and is available from Google fonts. It is used here on the Heraldry of
Nimbus Roman No. 9 L is a serif typeface based on Times New Roman created at the URW Type Foundry in Hamburg in 1987.
It was released in 1996 as a freely licensed font offered by URW++.
It is a standard typeface in many Linux distributions.