Cochin Font

About the font

The Cochin font belongs to the serif font family. It is a transitional serif typeface. The font was designed and shared in 1912 by Georges Peignot and released in 1914 through Linotype. He created this font for a Paris foundry named G. Peignot et Fils. This font’s name comes from the city of Kochi in India, which was formerly known as Cochin. 

The font’s origin lies in the copperplate engravings of the 18th century. However, this font was reworked in 1977 by Matthew Carter at Linotype and added three italicized weights. Unlike the digital versions by Linotype/Adobe, URW’s and Bitstream’s (as Engravers Oldstyle 205) include the Black styles.

It has OpenType and TrueType features, many stylistic alternates, texture ligatures, swashes, and glimpses, making it more unique in the font marketplace. The font has 8 styles and 4 weights, including italic, bold, roman, and bold italic. Some of the characters have slopes in their small x-height.

Similarly, Georges Peignot created the “Nicolas-Cochin” design as a looser variation of the same style. It was based on Peignot’s 1812-face Cochin 18c and released by Monotype UK in 1927 as Cochin Series 165, Roman and Italic.

Compared with other fonts, the Cochin font has fewer ascenders, making it easier to use for long texts. The Cochin font has glyphs ranging from 202 to 357 and 1000 units per EM. The font has horizontal and no kerning, but it is scalable with no fixed width. 


This font can be used anywhere, like on posters, banners, book covers, business cards, homeware designs, art designs, cartoon designs, artistic designs, 3D designs, template designs, theme designs, product packaging, branding projects, and many more.

So, use the font if you want to add a cool and interesting touch to your designs. It has interesting words, so it can also be used for any headline or title. You can also use the font in your daily documents, such as reports, articles, presentations, and even documentation.

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Cochin font

Font Information

NameCochin Font
DesignerGeorges Peignot
StyleSerif, Transitional serif
File FormatOTF, TTF
LicenseFree for personal use

Font Family

  • Cochin Pro Roman
  • Cochin Pro Italic
  • Cochin Pro Bold
  • Cochin Pro Bold Italic
  • Cochin Std Roman
  • Cochin Std Italic
  • Cochin Std Bold
  • Cochin Std Bold Italic

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License Information

For commercial use of this font you must obtain the license by purchasing. However, you can use it free for personal projects.


You can download the font below for personal use not for commercial usage.

Supported Language

Afrikaans, Albanian, Aymara, Basque, Bislama, Breton, Catalan; Valencian, Chamorro, Corsican, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Fijian, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Guaraní, Hausa, Hungarian, Interlingua, Indonesian, Irish, Igbo, Ido, Icelandic, Italian, Javanese, Kanuri, Kurdish, Latin, Luganda, Lingala, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Marshallese, Navajo, Navaho, Norwegian Bokmål, Ndonga, Norwegian Nynorsk, Polish, Romanian, Moldavian, Moldovan, Scottish Gaelic; Gaelic, Slovak, Slovene, Somali, Spanish, Swati, Swedish, Tagalog, Tonga (Tonga Islands), Turkish, Tahitian, Venda, Vietnamese, Walloon, Welsh, Wolof, Western Frisian, Xhosa, and Yoruba.


What kind of font is this?

Ans: The Cochin font belongs to the serif font family. It is a transitional serif typeface.

Who is the designer of this font?

Ans: The font was designed and shared in 1912 by Georges Peignot and released in 1914 through Linotype.

Is it possible to download it for use on a PC or Mac?

Ans: Yes, you can safely download The Cochin Font on your PC and MAC.

What if I want to use this on an online platform?

Ans: This font can be used on any online platform with commercial license.

Is this font free to download and use?

Ans: Yes, for personal purpose using this font is free. However, for commercial usage you’ve to purchase the font.

Is this font compatible with the web?

Ans: To use the font as a web font, you must purchase it from the original license holder.

Are there any other free fonts like this?

Ans: As a free alternative, you could use “Palatino Font.”

How can What is the easiest way to install the font on my device?

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