Lucida Sans Unicode Font Download Mac

Lucida Sans Unicode PC (Bigelow & Holmes: commercial), included in all versions of Windows, contains Unicode polytonic diacritics, though not polytonic precomposed characters. Lucida Grande MAC (Bigelow & Holmes: commercial), included with MacOSX (from version 10.2, 'Jaguar', onwards), contains Unicode polytonic Greek. On this page you can download Lucida Sans Unicode font version Version 0.98, which belongs to the family Lucida Sans Unicode (Regular tracing). Font manufacturer is Lucida-Sans-Unicode. Download Lucida Sans Unicode for free on This font belongs to the following categories: cyrillic fonts, latinic fonts, russian fonts.

Lucida Sans Unicode
FoundryBigelow & Holmes
Date released1993
A sample of Lucida Sans Unicode

In digital typography, Lucida Sans UnicodeOpenTypefont from the design studio of Bigelow & Holmes[1] is designed to support the most commonly used characters defined in version 1.0 of the Unicode standard. It is a sans-serif variant of the Lucida font family and supports Latin, Greek, Cyrillic and Hebrew scripts, as well as all the letters used in the International Phonetic Alphabet.

It is the first Unicode encoded font to include non-Latin scripts (Greek, Cyrillic, Hebrew). It was designed by Kris Holmes and Charles Bigelow in 1993, and was first shipped with the Microsoft Windows NT 3.1 operating system.

The font comes pre-installed with all Microsoft Windows versions since Windows 98. A nearly identical font, called Lucida Grande, ships as the default system font with Apple's Mac OS X operating system, until switching to Helvetica Neue in 2014 with OS X Yosemite, and in addition to the above, also supports Arabic and Thai scripts.

Letters in the International Phonetic Alphabet, particularly upside down letters, are aligned for easy reading upside down. Thus, the font is among the most ideal for upside-down text, compared to other Unicode typefaces, which have the turned 't' and 'h' characters aligned with their tops at the base line and thus appear out of line.

A flaw in Lucida Sans Unicode is in the combininglow line character (U+0332) and the combining double low line character (U+0333), which are rendered as a blank or as a simple tiny underline when font-size is less than 238 point or so in word processors, whereas combining double low line is rendered a simple low line in web browsers, no matter which font is used.

Other well-known Unicode fonts include Code2000, Arial Unicode MS, and the various free software Unicode typeface projects.

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  1. ^All Bigelow & Holmes Lucida typefaces are distributed by the designers through The Lucida Fonts Store and a subset of Lucida fonts is distributed by Ascender Corporation[dead link] acquired by Monotype Imaging Holdings, Inc.Archived 2005-02-08 at the Wayback Machine in December 2010.
  • 'The design of a Unicode font', by Charles Bigelow and Kris Holmes. Electronic Publishing, Vol. 6(3), 289-305 (September 1993).

External links[edit]

  • Lucida Sans Unicode, described by Roman Czyborra.

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