Courier Prime

It's Courier, just better.

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Since the beginning, screenplays have been written in Courier. Its uniformity allows filmmakers to make handy comparisons and estimates, such as 1 page = 1 minute of screen time.

But there’s no reason Courier has to look terrible. We set out to make the best damn Courier ever.

We call it Courier Prime.


Designed for Screenplays

Looks sharp everywhere.

Perfect for page and screen

Screenplays have a lot of white space, so we made Courier Prime a bit heavier to balance things out. It looks just as good on your monitor as out of the printer.

Made for screenwriters

Courier Prime is optimized for 12 point size, and matches the metrics of Courier and Courier Final Draft, so you can often swap it out one-for-one.

Honest-to-gosh italics

Other Couriers just slant the letters to create faux italics. We give you a whole new face, modeled off the “casual” script of vintage typewriters, that looks magnifique.



All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my closeup.


All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my closeup.


All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my closeup.

Bold italic

All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my closeup.


Dobře, pane DeMille, já jsem připraven na mou detailní.

Looks Great in More Places

Courier Prime now has two new family members.

Courier Prime Sans

The goodness of Courier Prime without the serifs

A brand-new editing typeface that’s sharp on the screen and easy on the eyes.

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Courier Prime Code

Code-optimized Sans for programmers.

Courier Prime Code features larger line height, new asterisk, slashed zero and straight-legged italic "f."

10/13/2015: Current version (3.0318) fixes a 'glyf table structure’ issue on Mac OS X 10.10 and later.

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Courier Prime was designed by Alan Dague-Greene for John August and Quote-Unquote Apps.

It’s released under the SIL Open Font License (OFL) license.