Cardo Font
Font Name:Cardo
Developer:David Perry
Category:Basic > Serif
Glyphs:2118 glyphs / 3114 characters
License Type:SIL Open Font License
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Cardo is a large Unicode font specifically designed for the needs of classicists, Biblical scholars, medievalists, and linguists. It also works well for general typesetting in situations where a high-quality Old Style font is appropriate. Its large character set supports many modern languages as well as those needed by scholars. Cardo also contains features that are required for high-quality typography such as ligatures, text figures (also known as old style numerals), true small capitals and a variety of punctuation and space characters.

Cardo Font Character Map

Cardo font contains 3114 defined characters and 2118 unique glyphs.

The font contains characters from the following unicode character ranges: Basic Latin (93), Latin-1 Supplement (96), Latin Extended-A (128), Latin Extended-B (93), IPA Extensions (96), Spacing Modifier Letters (80), Combining Diacritical Marks (112), Greek and Coptic (134), Cyrillic (2), Hebrew (87), Arabic (10), Georgian (1), Runic (81), Phonetic Extensions (21), Latin Extended Additional (120), Greek Extended (233), General Punctuation (65), Superscripts and Subscripts (28), Currency Symbols (7), Letterlike Symbols (15), Number Forms (8), Arrows (14), Mathematical Operators (26), Miscellaneous Technical (36), Box Drawing (1), Geometric Shapes (16), Miscellaneous Symbols (31), Dingbats (8), Miscellaneous Mathematical Symbols-A (11), Supplemental Arrows-A (2), Supplemental Arrows-B (6), Miscellaneous Mathematical Symbols-B (2), Supplemental Mathematical Operators (1), CJK Symbols and Punctuation (12), Private Use Area (1209), Alphabetic Presentation Forms (61), Specials (1).

  • Font Name:Cardo
  • Subfamily:Regular
  • Version:Version 1.0451
  • Trademark:Cardo is a trademark of David J. Perry.
  • Manufacturer:David J. Perry
  • Designer:David J. Perry
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  • License:This Font Software is licensed under the SIL Open Font License, Version 1.1. This license is available with a FAQ at:
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A font for scholarly use in classical and medieval languages. Contains characters for many languages as well as those required for quality typography. This version is compatible with MUFI Specification 3.0.


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Cardo is a basic, serif font designed by David Perry. The font is licensed under SIL Open Font License. The font is free for both personel and commercial usages, modification and distribution. In doubt please refer to the readme file in the font package or contact the designer directly from

The font is also available as a webfont at Google Fonts.

The zip archive contains the following files:

  • · OFL.txt
  • · Cardo-Regular.ttf
  • · Cardo-Italic.ttf
  • · Cardo-Bold.ttf
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