|Designer(s)||Jelle Bosma, Ross Mills, John Hudson, Geraldine Wade, Mike Duggan, Greg Hitchcock, Andrei Burago, Vivek Garg|
|Foundry||Microsoft, Tiro Typeworks (Cambria Math)|
Cambria is part of the suite of fonts that comes with Windows Vista, Windows 7, Microsoft Office 2007, Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac and Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac, specifically designed for on-screen reading and to be aesthetically pleasing when printed at small sizes. It is a transitional serif font. It has very even spacing and proportions. Diagonal and vertical hairlines and serifs are relatively strong, while horizontal serifs are small and intend to emphasize stroke endings rather than stand out themselves. This principle is most noticeable in the italics where the lowercase characters are subdued in style. Cambria was designed by Dutch typographer Jelle Bosma in 2004, with Steve Matteson and Robin Nicholas.
A completely unrelated font using the Cambria name was created by type designer Ian Koshnick in 1989 for his software publishing company, Cambria Publishing.
This is a variant designed for mathematical and scientific texts, as a replacement for Times New Roman. Led by Jelle Bosma of Agfa Monotype and Ross Mills of Tiro Typeworks, the project was planned when development of Cambria had started, but Cambria Math was developed in three stages.
It is distributed with Windows Vista, Windows 7, Microsoft Office 2007, Microsoft Office 2008 and 2011 for Mac, and Microsoft Office 2007 viewers and converters. Cambria (Regular) and Cambria Math are packaged together as a TrueType Collection (TTC) file. Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac does not include Cambria Math, as OMML is not supported. Therefore, the Macintosh version of Cambria is packaged as individual TrueType Font (TTF) files, rather than a single TTC file.
This font, along with Calibri, Candara, Consolas, Corbel and Constantia, is also distributed with the free PowerPoint Viewer, the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack and the Open XML File Format Converter for Mac.
The typeface is licensed by Ascender Corporation for use by end users and consumer electronics device manufacturers. The typeface is also licensed by Monotype Imaging to printer manufacturers as part of the Vista 8 Font Set package.
Cambria Math is used for presentation of Office MathML equations in Microsoft Office 2007 and later.
- Asana-Math – the first free font that could be used instead of Cambria Math with Microsoft Office 2007.
- Rhatigan, Daniel (September 2007). Three Typefaces for Mathematics - The development of Times 4-line Mathematics Series 569, AMS Euler, and Cambria Math (PDF). University of Reading. Retrieved 2009-01-03.
- PowerPoint Viewer
- Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint File Formats
- Open XML File Format Converter for Mac 1.2.1
- M. Goossens (Ed.) (2008) The XeTeX Companion: TeX meets OpenType and Unicode, p. 90
- LuaTeX reference manual
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Cambria (typeface).|
- Microsoft Typography: Cambria, Cambria Math
- Microsoft Cleartype Font Collection at Microsoft Typography
- MTI/Vista 8 Font Set List
- Tiro Typeworks projects contains Cambria
- High-Quality Editing and Display of Mathematical Text in Office 2007
- Cambria Math specimen