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What is the Lucida® font?

Lucida, designed and produced by Kris Holmes and Charles Bigelow in 1985, is one of the first typefaces designed with both bitmapped display screens and laser printing in mind.
Lucida was also one of the first of the super family typefaces, sharing proportions and weights between serif and sans.
The Lucida typefaces perform well under adverse conditions such as fax transmission, low resolution printing, small point sizes, and reversed-out of halftones. More…
Licensed under U.S. Patents Des. 289,421; 289,422; and 289,773.

Lucida® Font families

The Lucida® includes the following font families:

  • Lucida Roman
  • Lucida Italic
  • Lucida Bold
  • Lucida Bold Italic

Lucida® Preview

Here is a preview of how Lucida® will look. For more previews using your own text as an example, click here.

Is Lucida® Free to Download?

No. This is a premium font that you can download from Please don't waste your time looking for a free download of Lucida® as you just won't find it.

It's highly unlikely that this font can be found for free on the web. If you do, then potentially you'll risk getting viruses on your computer. One thing to remember is that it's illegal to use this font if you didn't pay for it!

Do the right thing. If you want Lucida® then click here to visit the download and purchase page on MyFonts to get it with the proper license. The designer and publisher deserves to be paid for their hard work. :)