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Old 04-23-2019, 10:56 PM   #1
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Default Bible typeface family

As you probably know, Bibles are printed on very thin paper and with more text per page than most books. So it needs to be very readable. Bible typeface family the name of a typeface designed by 2K Typographic Design. But interestingly I can find no place to buy it

The design house also designed a proprietary typeface for two Bible publishing houses. This font is called "Comfort Print". I don't know if this variation of Bible Typeface or something else, and right now my eyes are too tired to do a side-by-side.

I also found an article about the genesis of Comfort Print.

All this research came about because I was looking at a Bible printed in New Beryl Type at a size so small I should not be able to read it, but I can. I also noticed certain characteristics of the font and tried to search for info several different ways. I found nothing about Beryl Type, but ended up with what you see above.

   
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Old 04-24-2019, 12:29 PM   #2
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Under the 2K Typographic Design website "Company" link there is a "Contact" option and since the page is in English, my guess would be that they have someone on staff who would respond in English so maybe you could ask about purchasing the font?


I think New Beryl Type might be metal type because all the ref's I found (search on ["New Beryl type" font] no brackets but yes to quotes) are for old bibles (see: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Oxford-Text...-/262964206231 )...




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Old 04-24-2019, 02:16 PM   #3
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Very interesting. I ran your search and realized I was not able to find it because I was using Bing. I just tried with Google and found four for sale at Amazon, ranging in price from $19.95 to $424.95. I think the one my father bought me 10 years ago was $5.95.

Still, no articles about New Beryl. As you point out it never got past lead type, and so why write an article about it.

   
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Old 04-25-2019, 11:21 AM   #4
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andrew: I just tried with Google
I have been using duckduckgo.com for searching most of the time but every once in a while I'll also try Google if ddg doesn't seem to come up with useful results which it didn't with looking for info on New Beryl Type and Google returned limited but actually on-point results.



From looking at the results, try searching (use google) on ["new beryl type"]--no brackets but yes on quotes--which returns what looks to be a number of pertinent links. I think the font name includes the word "type" because using just "new beryl" returns nothing pertinent.



Glad you found some prospects...



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I had to chuckle ... followed the link to Comfort Print, found a video that extolled its virtues and toward the end, the narrator said " ... easy to read at any size." While the video was showing a young guy using a printer's loupe on a copy of the book.

Bad choice of scene, that.

   
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Some months ago I posted about a Bible typeface family. Also mixed in there was a mention of Comfort Print, a typeface used by a Bible publishing company. At the time I could not figure out if they were both part of the same project, and I still can't.

But to the point, I now own a Quest Study Bible that uses Comfort Print. And I also own the previous version, which is set with "Torture Print." So how torturous is the old version, you might ask. It is so torturous that I gave up trying to use it, even though I have a magnifiers. And part of the difficulty is I resented the fact that they used a torture font, when they could have used one of the good small fonts that other small print books use. I even emailed them about it.

So bottom line is that with the new Comfort Print it is easier to read. And the most noticeable difference is it's darker/heavier. Which is something I've hoped for. And the degree to which is shows through the paper is not bothersome.

   
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Here's the site of the company that designed the font, but after poking around several sites, I couldn't find any *hint* that the font was available to anyone less celestial than bible publishers. Perhaps it's available by special license only?

   
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It seems the site has gone celestial also...

   
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It seems the site has gone celestial also...
Or the author of the first reply to OP has gone that route.

soramimi, they'd say in Japanese. Literally sky-ears, but we'd probably say "space cadet"

AKA, Ooopsie, my bad,

I see Andrew's found it, though.

   
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