A Further Note on Garamond

I wrote some time ago (Typefaced) about the betrayal by Vista—how they had substituted Calibri (bold) for New Times Roman—remember? And I also explained my quest for a good old typeface to replace both. Well, as I said in that place, I decided to go with good old Garamond because it was the font that Cambridge University Press used to print their Bibles—the ones that didn’t crack in the spine like the old Oxford University Press ones did. Surely, you remember this serious discussion that we had a few weeks back.

I have since done some further investigation—Cambridge University Press not only used Garamond, but also used Clarendon. And, like Garamond, it is a delicately formed typeface that affords quick and easy reading, but also doesn’t use an inordinate amount of ink from the ink cartridge when you print with it. The trouble is, not only that Vista, but also no other operating system that I have investigated (it hasn’t been a vast search, I’ll grant you) seems to offer it to you.

So, with your help, I am open to any suggestions as to how I can obtain the Clarendon font to install on my computer. Surely, there are some computer geeks out there who read this post who will be able to help. If you are, please contact Donn (donnarms@nouthetic.org) who will, I’m sure, be as delighted as I to receive such knowledge.

One more comment—have you seen the typeface on the new Holman Christian Standard Bibles that have been printed in Korea? It is superb. But they don’t tell you anywhere—at least in my “Hand-Size Edition”—what it is. I’d like very much to know what that typeface is. It reads like a dream—your eyes simply flow over it! I could write to Holman, I know, but I’ll only do so if someone out there can’t help me out. I’d rather have you do the work. But please don’t carry that as a burden. After all, I’m a Nouthetic Counselor and I can handle it even if I never find out. We NCs are tough! Thanks.


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