Palatino is a typeface, or as
people say, a font, and has actually
been one of the
most widely used typefaces for the
last half century, and is available
for just about every platform
It was designed by Hermann Zapf (whose
last name should ring a bell or two
with typeface enthusiasts), for
the Stempel foundry in 1948.
The typeface is named after the
famous 16th century writer and
calligrapher Giovanbattista Palatino.
Palatino is a registered trademark
of Linotype-Hell AG