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Crimson Text font


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Crimson Text is a font family for book production in the tradition of beautiful oldstyle typefaces.

There are a lot of great free fonts around, but one kind is missing: those Garamond-inspired types with all the little niceties like oldstyle figures, small caps, fleurons, math characters and the like.

Crimson Text is inspired by the fantastic work of people like Jan Tschichold, Robert Slimbach and Jonathan Hoefler. We hope that with your help, Crimson Text will one day grow into a typographic workhorse for everyone.

(Description text is CC-BY-SA from upstream website,


Homepage Format & features License Review reference Koji page pkgdb page
Crimson Text fonts OTF OFL 603628 aldusleaf-crimson-text-fonts aldusleaf-crimson-text-fonts

Style Faces Scripts
Sans Serif Other R B I BI Other Latin Greek Cyrillic Other
Variable Monospace Variable Monospace

Additional information

  • From upstream, "Crimson Text is under heavy development, and the spacing/kerning is abysmal. If you use it in public these days, you'll likely embarass yourself." We'll probably need to update from upstream as the project progresses.
  • Upstream roadmap:
    • Polytonic Greek
    • Cyrillic
    • Vietnamese
    • IPA
    • Whatever other script you can help out with :)
    • a Crimson Math font, with MATH table and XeTeX/unicode-math support, including optically scaled glyphs for equations
    • lots of symbols;
    • a "Crimson Titling" optical weight with engraved caps;
    • more ornaments.

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