Microsoft Office Is Planning to Replace Calibri as Its Default Font Soon, Introduces 5 New Font Families


Microsoft is adding five new fonts to its Office Suite. The Redmond-based technology giant is planning to replace Calibri as its default font for the first time since 2007 when it changed it from Times New Roman. Microsoft also announced that some of the five new fonts — Bierstadt, Grandview, Seaford, Skeena, and Tenorite — will eventually replace Calibri and is asking for users’ opinion in selecting the next default font over the coming months. All five font families are to be had to download through Microsoft Improve website.

Through a post on its blog, Microsoft announced five new font families for its Office Suite apps. Bierstadt, Grandview, Seaford, Skeena, and Tenorite are quite a lot of styles of sans serif fonts and are to be had to download through Microsoft’s Improve website. Microsoft may be asking its users to contribute feedback and supply comments on Twitter. The company also mentioned that whether users don’t like the chosen default font, they may be able to change it from the preferences in any of the Microsoft Office Suite apps.

Beirstadt is a “precise, yet modern sans serif typeface inspired by mid-20th-century Swiss typography,” while Grandview has been designed to be “legible at a distance and under naughty conditions,” as per the company. Seaford is described as “rooted in old-style serif text typefaces and evokes their comfortable familiarity.” Skeena “typeface inspired by mid-20th-century Swiss typography.” Tenorite has the “overall look of a traditional workhorse sans serif, but with a warmer, more friendly style.”

Earlier this year, Microsoft announced that Office 2021 and Office 2021 LTSC versions will be released sometime this year. Alternatively, Microsoft hasn’t provided an exact rollout timeline nor has it provided any details approximately any new features. This is a successor for Office 2019 and the Long Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) version will bring dark mode beef up across a couple of apps like Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word.

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