11 Facts About Lucida


Lucida is an extended family of related typefaces designed by Charles Bigelow and Kris Holmes and released from 1984 onwards.

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Lucida is still licensed commercially through the TUG store as well through their own web store.

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Lucida fonts have a large x-height, open apertures and quite widely spaced letters, classic features of fonts designed for legibility in body text.

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Lucida Console was the default font in Microsoft Notepad from Windows 2000 through Windows 7, its replacement being Consolas.

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Lucida Math contains mathematical symbols, and blackletter and script letters in (from Lucida Calligraphy Italic) Letterlike Symbols region.

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Also called Lucida Typewriter Sans, this is a sans-serif monospaced font family, designed for typewriters.

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Also called Lucida Typewriter, this font is a slab serif monospaced version of Lucida Fax, but with wider serifs.

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Lucida Console is used in various parts of Microsoft Windows.

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From Windows 2000 until Windows 7, Lucida Console is used as the default typeface of Notepad.

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In Windows 2000 until Windows 7, and in Windows CE, Lucida Console is used as the typeface of the Blue Screen of Death.

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Lucida Calligraphy was used in the logo for Gladden Entertainment.

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