Bell is a facsimile of the typeface cut originally for John Bell by Richard Austin in 1788, using as a basis the matrices in the possession of Stephenson Blake & Co. Used in Bells newspaper, The Oracle, it was regarded by Stanley Morison as the first English Modern face. Although inspired by French punchcutters of the time, with a vertical stress and fine hairlines, Bell is less severe than the French models and is now classified as Transitional. Essentially a text face, the Bell font family can be used for books, magazines, long articles, etc.
Bell supports 113 different languages such as Spanish, English, Portuguese, German and French in Latin scripts. (Please note that not all languages are available for all formats.)