Sitka font family

Overview

Sitka, a collaboration between type design and science, is a general-purpose serif typeface of Roman, Italic, Bold and Bold Italic. It is primarily designed for on screen use.

We recognize words by first recognizing individual letters, then using the letters to build a word [Larson, 2004; Rayner 'et.al', 2012]. Words become more readable by making each of the individual letters more recognizable. During the typeface’s development, we tested how well people could read each of the letters in the typeface, and used the test results to inform design decisions. While the test results needed to be applied conscientiously, we discovered that typeface design could be successfully integrated with scientific legibility testing.

The typeface is optically scaled, in other words different styles are optimized for setting at a specified output size or narrow range of sizes. Table below lists recommended sizes for different styles.

Style Size range
Sitka Small 0-9.5pt
Sitka Text 9.5-13.5pt
Sitka Subheading 13.5-18.5pt
Sitka Heading 18.5-23.5pt
Sitka Display 23.5-27.5pt
Sitka Banner 27.5-∞

To read more about Sitka design process please see https://www.researchgate.net/publication/309754147_Sitka_A_collaboration_between_type_design_and_science

Files Sitka.ttc
SitkaI.ttc
SitkaB.ttc
SitkaZ.ttc
Styles & Weights Sitka Small
Sitka Small Italic
Sitka Small Bold
Sitka Small Bold Italic
Sitka Text
Sitka Text Italic
Sitka Text Bold
Sitka Text Bold Italic
Sitka Subheading
Sitka Subheading Italic
Sitka Subheading Bold
Sitka Subheading Bold Italic
Sitka Heading
Sitka Heading Italic
Sitka Heading Bold
Sitka Heading Bold Italic
Sitka Display
Sitka Display Italic
Sitka Display Bold
Sitka Display Bold Italic
Sitka Banner
Sitka Banner Italic
Sitka Banner Bold
Sitka Banner Bold Italic
Designers Matthew Carter
Copyright © 2018 Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
Font vendor Tiro Typeworks Ltd. and Carter & Cone, for Microsoft Corporation.
Script Tags dlng: 'Cyrl', 'Grek', 'Latn'
slng: 'Cyrl', 'Grek', 'Latn'
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)
Fixed pitch False

Licensing and redistribution info

  • Font redistribution FAQ for Windows
  • License Microsoft fonts for enterprises, web developers, for hardware & software redistribution or server installations

Products that supply this font

Product name Font version
Windows 10 See the Windows 10 page.
Windows 8.1 See the Windows 8.1 page.
Windows 8 See the Windows 8 page.

This typeface is also available within Office applications. For more information visit this page.

Style & weight examples

Sitka Small

Sitka Small

Sitka Small Italic

Sitka Small Italic

Sitka Small Bold

Sitka Small Bold

Sitka Small Bold Italic

Sitka Small Bold Italic

Sitka Text

Sitka Text

Sitka Text Italic

Sitka Text Italic

Sitka Text Bold

Sitka Text Bold

Sitka Text Bold Italic

Sitka Text Bold Italic

Sitka Subheading

Sitka Subheading

Sitka Subheading Italic

Sitka Subheading Italic

Sitka Subheading Bold

Sitka Subheading Bold

Sitka Subheading Bold Italic

Sitka Subheading Bold Italic

Sitka Heading

Sitka Heading

Sitka Heading Italic

Sitka Heading Italic

Sitka Heading Bold

Sitka Heading Bold

Sitka Heading Bold Italic

Sitka Heading Bold Italic

Sitka Display

Sitka Display

Sitka Display Italic

Sitka Display Italic

Sitka Display Bold

Sitka Display Bold

Sitka Display Bold Italic

Sitka Display Bold Italic

Sitka Banner

Sitka Banner

Sitka Banner Italic

Sitka Banner Italic

Sitka Banner Bold

Sitka Banner Bold

Sitka Banner Bold Italic

Sitka Banner Bold Italic