What is body text? If you're looking for a body text definition, you're in the right place. Today we'll explore what body text is and share the best body copy fonts you can find at Envato Elements.
What Is Body Text?
Body text, also known as body copy or main text, is any text that forms the main part of a book, newspaper, web page, magazine, or other printed or digital content. Body text contrasts with other text on a page, like headers, sub-headers, footnotes, etc.
The main aim of body text is to make it easy for people to read the text. To this end, body text needs to be created from a font that is legible at small sizes and enables readers to recognise the letters easily.
Some key characteristics of body text fonts are:
- distinguishable ascenders and descenders
- even spacing
- no frills
- consistent colour
- medium contrast with background page
The Best Body Fonts
Now that you know what body copy is, let's take a look at some cool examples of the best body fonts.
Alloy Body Text Font (OTF)
If you're looking for one of the best serif fonts for body text, check out Alloy Body Text Font. Alloy is a beautifully executed serif typeface that facilitates easy letter recognition and legibility while bringing a bit of style to the page. Alloy offers four different weights, each with an accompanying italic style.
Braveold Body Text Font (TTF, OTF, WOFF)
Braveold Body Text Font is another terrific serif font that offers five different weights so that you can use it not just for body text, but also for headers and sub-headers.
Gallant Body Text Font (TTF)
More interested in sans serif main text fonts? No problem: Elements offers plenty of those as well, and Gallant Body Text Font is definitely one you should consider. This modern geometric font is easy to read but has enough personality to make your main text elegant as well.
Geotrica Body Text Font (TTF, OTF, WOFF)
Here's another geometric font that you'll love. Geotrica Body Text Font is clean, simple, and well suited for your main text. The font includes upper and lowercase characters, numbers, punctuation, and foreign language characters.
Airif Body Text Font (TTF, OTF, WOFF)
Airif Body Text Font is one of the best serif fonts for body text you'll find at Envato Elements. Airif offers clean, easy-to-read serif characters which, while not showy, are certainly visually pleasing.
Halton Body Text Font (TTF, OTF, WOFF)
Halton Body Text Font is simple and bold and comes in four weights with matching italics, which means that you can also use it for headers and sub-headers. Halton includes upper and lowercase characters, numbers, punctuation, and foreign language characters.
Proda Sans Family (TTF, OTF, WOFF)
Proda Sans Family is a humanist typeface that offers nine different weights with matching italics. Proda Sans is a great choice for body text, but you can also use the various weights provided to create headers and sub-headers.
Minyi Body Text Font (OTF)
It doesn't get a whole lot better than Minyi Body Text Font, a stylish and fun serif that can be used to create elegant body text.
Selma Body Text Font (OTF)
Selma Body Text Font offers strong lines and sturdy serifs, making it easy to read and great for body text. Selma offers four weights and an accompanying four italics, which means you can also create headers and sub-headers with the font.
Abigral Body Text Font (TTF, OTF, WOFF)
For lovers of sans serifs, there is Abigral Body Text Font, a versatile font that's perfect for body text but can also be used to create beautiful display text when you apply the alternate characters and stylish ligatures that come with it.
Choose Your Favourite Body Text Font
Now that you have a body text definition and know the body content meaning, head over to Envato Elements to find the best body copy fonts and download your favourites today. And if you want to learn more about other font styles, check out these articles from Envato Tuts+:
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