IBM / Monotype
New York, USA
Courier New, Courier PS, 10 Pitch
The most widely used typeface of the last 50 years.
Applications: Business and Corporate
Very widely used
Serifs: Slab Serif
A highly economical monospaced design originally intended for IBM typewriters. Courier is a slabserif design in which the lowercase 'i' takes up as much space as the 'm' – this means that characters can be measured by the linear inch for manual wordcounts. Because of this, typewriter faces are commonly referred to as 10 or 12 pitch. Widely distributed as a default font with computer operating systems, Courier is the substitute font on most Postscript printing devices and is printed in place of a missing font. With the advent of software programming Courier fulfills a need to display written code in a number of programs and textbooks. Apparently it is also the standard typeface of the US government administration.