Gabriola (typeface)

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Category Display
Designer(s) John Hudson
Foundry Microsoft Corporation
Date released 2008

Gabriola is a display typeface designed by John Hudson for the Microsoft Corporation.[1] It is named after Gabriola Island, British Columbia, Canada.[1] Versions of Gabriola have been used in Windows 7, Windows 8 and Microsoft Office 2010.[2]


Gabriola was inspired by an idea from music.[1] Gabriola was developed with advanced OpenType features and has been optimized for ClearType rendering to improve legibility on screen.

Distinguishing Features[edit]

Easily identifiable and/or unusual features include:

  • The flourish of capital "Q"s extend far below the following letter.
  • The flourish of lower case "f"s and both lower and capital "j"s/"J"s extend far below the previous letter.


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