Baskerville Old Face font family

This face is based on one developed by the renowned 18th century typographer John Baskerville. But tell-tale differences, including the characteristic squarish curves in the capital C and G, identify it as the version first issued by the Fry type foundry, established by the Fry family after they succeeded in the chocolate business. The face first appeared in 1766 under the name of Isaac Moore, the foundry manager. Baskerville is known as the first of the transitional romans, with its greater differentiation between thick and thin strokes. This makes Baskerville look good in large sizes. No type library is complete without at least one version of a Baskerville face.

Baskerville Old Face

Baskerville Old Face

Versions 1.51
File name baskvill.ttf
Authors
Copyright Typeface © 1992 Stephenson Blake (Holdings) Ltd. Data © 1992 URW. Portions © 1992 Microsoft Corp. All rights reserved.
Trademark Baskerville Old Face ? Trademark of Stephenson Blake (Holdings) Ltd.
Font vendor
Unicode ranges
Code pages 1252 Latin 1
Mac Roman Macintosh Character Set (US Roman)
Number of glyphs
Symbol encoded False
Fixed pitch False

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Products that supply this font

Product name Font version
Access 97 SR2 1.50
Greetings 99 1.50
Home Publishing 99 1.50
Office 2000 Premium 1.50
Office 2007 1.51
Office 2007 Professional Edition 1.51
Office 2010 1.10
Office 97 Small Business Edition SR2 1.50
Office 97 SR1a 1.50
Office Professional Edition 2003 1.51
PhotoDraw 2000 1.50
Picture It! 2000 1.51
Picture It! 2002 1.51
Picture It! 98 1.50
Publisher 2000 1.50
Publisher 2007 1.51
Publisher 97 1.50
Publisher 98 1.50
TrueType Font Pack 2 1.10
Windows Small Business Server 2003 1.51