- Cambria (typeface)
name = Cambria
Jelle Bosma, Steve Mattesonand Robin Nicholas
Jelle Bosma, Ross Mills, John Hudson, Geraldine Wade, Mike Duggan, Greg Hitchcock, Andrei Burago, Vivek Garg
Microsoft, Tiro Typeworks(Cambria Math)
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Cambria is part of the suite of fonts that come with
Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Office 2007and Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac, specifically designed for on-screen reading and to look good when printed at small sizes. It is a seriffont. It has very even spacing and proportions. Diagonal and vertical hairlines and serifs are relatively strong, while horizontal serifs are small and intend to emphasize stroke endings rather than stand out themselves. This principle is most noticeable in the italics where the lowercase characters are subdued in style to be at their best as elements of word-images. Cambria was designed by Dutch typographer Jelle Bosmain 2004, with Steve Mattesonand Robin Nicholas.
A completely unrelated font using the Cambria name was created by type designer
Ian Koshnickin 1989 for his software publishing company, Cambria Publishing.
In the Microsoft Windows version of Office, a related font, Cambria Math, is included. This font, designed by
Jelle Bosmaand Ross Mills, contains more specialised mathematical symbols for scientific publications using the OpenType
mathscript, and is used for presentation of
OMMLequations in Word 2007. Cambria (Regular) and Cambria Math are packaged together as a TrueTypeCollection (TTC) file. Once installed, both Cambria Regular and Cambria Math appear as two separate font files in an application's font menu. Office 2008 for Macdoes not include Cambria Math, as OMML is not supported. Attempts at using Cambria Math on the Macintosh system will cause font validation errors. Therefore, the Macintosh version of Cambria is packaged as individual TrueType Font (TTF) files, rather than a single TTC file.
The free typesetting system
XeTeXcan make direct use of Cambria Math as an alternative to traditional TeXmathematical fonts.
It is distributed with Windows Vista,
Microsoft Office 2007, Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac, and Microsoft Office 2007 viewers and converters. This font, along with Calibri, Candara, Consolas, Constantia and Corbel, is also distributed with the free Powerpoint 2007 Viewer [ [http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=048DC840-14E1-467D-8DCA-19D2A8FD7485&displaylang=en Microsoft Powerpoint 2007 Viewer] ] and the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack [ [http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=941B3470-3AE9-4AEE-8F43-C6BB74CD1466&displaylang=en Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack] ] .
Retail version of the font is sold by Ascender Corporation, or by Monotype Imaging in MicroType format under the Vista 8 Font Set package.
* [http://www.microsoft.com/typography/ClearTypeFonts.mspx Microsoft Cleartype Font Collection] at Microsoft Typography
* [http://www.ascendercorp.com/ctfonts.html Microsoft ClearType Font Collection] at Ascender Corporation
* [http://www.monotypeimaging.com/ProductsServices/mti_vista8.aspx MTI/Vista 8 Font Set List]
* [http://tiro.com/projects.html Tiro Typeworks projects] contains Cambria
* [http://blogs.msdn.com/murrays/archive/2006/09/13/752206.aspx High-Quality Editing and Display of Mathematical Text in Office 2007]
* [http://www.tiro.nu/Articles/Cambria/Cambria_Math_Basic_Spec_V1.pdf Cambria Math specimen]
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