Microsoft is expanding its Office Suite with the addition of five new fonts. For the first time since 2007, when it switched from Times New Roman to Calibri as its default font, the Redmond-based technology powerhouse plans to do so. Additionally, Microsoft revealed that one of the five new fonts — Bierstadt, Grandview, Seaford, Skeena, or Tenorite — will gradually replace Calibri and they are also seeking user feedback in the coming months. The Microsoft Support website offers downloads for all five font families.
Microsoft revealed five new font families for its Office Suite applications in a blog post. Bierstadt, Grandview, Seaford, Skeena, and Tenorite are all sans different font types that can be downloaded from Microsoft’s Support website. Microsoft is also encouraging users to provide input and comments through Twitter. Additionally, the company stated that if users dislike the default font, they can change it in any of the Microsoft Office Suite apps’ preferences.
Beirstadt is a “precise, but contemporary sans serif typeface influenced by mid-century Swiss typography,” according to the brand, while Grandview was designed to be “legible at a distance and in low-light conditions.” Seaford is characterised as being “rooted in traditional serif text typefaces and evoking their familiarity.” Skeena is a “typeface influenced by mid-century Swiss typography.” Tenorite has the “overall appearance of a typical workhorse sans serif, but with a more warm, pleasant theme.”
Microsoft revealed earlier this year that Office 2021 and Office 2021 LTSC models would be available later this year. However, Microsoft has not defined a specific release timetable or detailed any new features. It is Office 2019’s successor, and the Long Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) version will provide dark mode support for multiple apps like Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word.