Serif Fonts

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A serif is a small stroke projecting from the main stroke of a character. Some popular serif typefaces are Times Roman or Century Schoolbook. Serifs can have many different shapes: bracketed (e.g. Times Roman), slab (e. g. Stymie), and hairline serifs (e. g. Bodoni) are some examples.

Note: this page contains just a few of our personal favorite serif fonts. Use our keyword search for ’Serif’ to find many more serif fonts in the Linotype Library.

This is the Linotype Expert Choice:

Classic | Fresh, modern

You have surely seen these selected fonts in newspapers, magazines and books. Be sure to also take a look at the relatively new fonts we introduce - they can certainly hold their own with the classics!
Classic serif fonts are today most often found in the body text of newspapers. They are also a permanent fixture in books and magazines which require exceptionally legible texts.
Fresh, modern
Fresh new serif typefaces will always be in demand for the wide spectrum of possible applications. Linotype is constantly expanding its font library with contemporary serif fonts, many of which can be found in our ever-growing TakeType Library. Be inspired by these examples, only a small sample of what our collection has to offer!