Century Schoolbook font family

Overview

The first Century was cut by Linn Boyd Benton working with T. L. De Vinne for Century magazine to replace the unsuitable face they had used previously. This was followed a few years later, at the turn of the century, by Century Expanded. It was Morris Fuller Benton, who made several other versions of Century, who also made several versions Schoolbook for ATF, starting in about 1919. The best known appeared in 1924. This face does the job it was meant to do very well. It is round, open, and sturdy, and although heavier in appearance than many other serif fonts, it comes near the top of the list of no-nonsense text fonts that will withstand a lot of punishment. Generations of children learned to read with this font.

File name Censcbk.ttf
Schlbkb.ttf
Schlbkbi.ttf
Schlbki.ttf
Styles & Weights Century Schoolbook
Century Schoolbook Bold
Century Schoolbook Bold Italic
Century Schoolbook Italic
Designers Morris Fuller Benton
Copyright Typeface © The Monotype Corporation plc. Data © The Monotype Corporation plc / Type Solutions Inc. 1990-91 All Rights Reserved.
Font vendor N/A
Script Tags N/A
Code pages 1252 Latin 1
1250 Latin 2: Eastern Europe
1251 Cyrillic
1253 Greek
1254 Turkish
1257 Windows Baltic
Mac Roman Macintosh Character Set (US Roman)
869 IBM Greek
866 MS-DOS Russian
865 MS-DOS Nordic
863 MS-DOS Canadian French
861 MS-DOS Icelandic
860 MS-DOS Portuguese
857 IBM Turkish
855 IBM Cyrillic; primarily Russian
852 Latin 2
775 MS-DOS Baltic
737 Greek; former 437 G
850 WE/Latin 1
437 US
Fixed pitch False

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Style & weight examples

Century Schoolbook

Century Schoolbook

Century Schoolbook Bold

Century Schoolbook Bold

Century Schoolbook Bold Italic

Century Schoolbook Bold Italic

Century Schoolbook Italic

Century Schoolbook Italic