In typography, a serif is a small line attached to the end of a stroke in a letter or symbol. A typeface with serifs is called a serif typeface. A typeface without serifs is called sans-serif or sans serif, from the French sans, meaning "without". Some typography sources refer to sans-serif typefaces as "Grotesque" or "Gothic", and serif typefaces as "Roman".
Courier New is used as the default font for monospace/modern generic font family in MS Windows (since Windows 3.1). It is commonly used as the font for plain text email messages. Version 2.76 or later includes Hebrew and Arabic glyphs, with most of Arabic added on non-italic fonts.
Hans Grotesque designed by Alfredo Marco Pradi is a minimalist, fashionable and clean sans serif design that resembles a neo-grotesque. The typeface comes with six styles plus italics. With purchase one receives both a personal and commercial license, OTF and TTF options and web fonts.
Neoclassicism (from Greek νέος nèos, "new" and Latin classicus, "of the highest rank") is the name given to Western movements in the decorative and visual arts, literature, theatre, music, and architecture that draw inspiration from the "classical" art and culture of classical antiquity.
Old style typefaces are an important component of every good typeface library. Originally created between the late 15th and mid-18th centuries, these early roman types are characterized by curved strokes whose axis inclines to the left, and little contrast between thick and thins.
Slabs in the Clarendon style can bring to mind the Old West, while other slabs based on neo-grotesque and geometric models can take on a more contemporary feel. Traditionally, slab serifs have been used for display text, however, some slab serifs can work well for setting body text—the Amazon Kindle uses PMN Caecilia as a default body font.
4. Times. The Times font probably looks familiar. It’s the old newspaper print that you’re used to seeing in a small size in narrow columns. It’s about as traditional as it gets. 5. Courier New. Courier New, similar to Times New Roman before it, is a variation on another old classic.
Transitional Serifs English printer and typographer John Baskerville established this style in the mid 18th century. These typefaces represent the transition between old style and neoclassical designs, and incorporate some characteristics of each.