New Caledonia font family

Overview

The Scotch Roman faces of the 19th century were quite rightly a very popular family of faces, some being also particularly elegant. In 1938, Dwiggins made this modern design for the Linotype Company, and Caledonia soon achieved the popularity it deserved. There was a time after World War II when it was hard to find any magazine in the United States that was not set in New Caledonia. Just as Times New Roman was the most used Monotype text face, Caledonia was the staple of Linotype users. Caledonia, you will remember, is the poetic name of Scotland made famous perhaps by the couplet of Sir Walter Scott that says, "Oh Caledonia, stern and wild, meet nurse for a poetic child!"

File name Newcal.ttf
Newcalb.ttf
Newcali.ttf
Styles & Weights New Caledonia
New Caledonia Bold
New Caledonia Italic
Designers William Dwiggins, Alex Kaczun
Copyright © Linotype-Hell AG. Portions © 1992 Microsoft Corp. All rights reserved.
Font vendor N/A
Script Tags N/A
Code pages 1252 Latin 1
866 MS-DOS Russian
865 MS-DOS Nordic
862 Hebrew
860 MS-DOS Portuguese
775 MS-DOS Baltic
737 Greek; former 437 G
437 US
Fixed pitch False

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Style & weight examples

New Caledonia

New Caledonia

New Caledonia Bold

New Caledonia Bold

New Caledonia Italic

New Caledonia Italic