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.)
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.