Based on Fairfield, the typeface first published in 1940 and designed by Rudolph Ruzicka, a famous Czech-American type designer. Fanwood Text roman and italic are the same as Fanwood, but slightly darker and reduced in contrast; this was tailored for increased readability on the Amazon Kindle 3 e-book reader hardware.
For more information about the typeface, read the Wikipedia article on Fairfield.
The fonts are available from the designer's own site, Sortmill, with a very liberal MIT-style license, and are made available here and on the League of Movable Type under the SIL OFL, without a Reserved Font Name.
Fanwood Text font contains 416 defined characters and 308 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 (5), Spacing Modifier Letters (12), Combining Diacritical Marks (16), Latin Extended Additional (16), General Punctuation (45), Currency Symbols (1), Letterlike Symbols (1), Mathematical Operators (1), Arabic Presentation Forms-B (1).
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