Garamond™ Font Family is based on roman types cut by Jean Jannon in 1615. Jannon followed the designs of Claude Garamond which had been cut in the previous century. Garamond Font Family's types were, in turn, based on those used by Aldus Manutius in 1495 and cut by Francesco Griffo. The italic is based on types cut in France circa 1557 by Robert Granjon. This version of Garamond Font Family was introduced in 1922 for hot metal typecasters. Garamond font is a beautiful typeface with an air of informality which looks good in a wide range of applications. Garamond font works particularly well in books and lengthy text settings. Garamond Font Character Set: Latin-1, WGL Pan-European (Eastern Europe, Cyrillic, Greek and Turkish).