Cochin alternative for Windows?

Hi folks -
I noticed the OSX forum posts talking about Cochin as a default font. Is there an alternative to that font for Windows? Or any opinions on a nice serif font in general?

There are several cochin variants with licenses available for purchase here.

I personally am rather fond of Garamond. It’s not free, but I believe it does come with MS Word (don’t quote me on that I could be wrong). You can however find a number of free fonts here, but be wary some of the licenses can be pretty restrictive especially for commercial works. Linux Libertine is a pretty good nice clean open source one.

Thanks much!

You are most welcome

You might find the EB Garamond project interesting. I use URW Garamond for our user manuals, which is also free (though I don’t know if it is available as a TTF).

There is a Garamond font that comes with Windows itself, I believe. At any rate I’ve seen it on all my Windows installations for years now. You may already have it. Book Antiqua, Bookman Old Style, Century Schoolbook, and Palatino Linotype are also standard serif fonts on Windows, but I don’t know how they compare to Cochin.

Just did a bit of research and Garamond does not come with Windows out of the box. I was able to confirm that it does come with MS Office.

My bad. The same may be true, then, of the other fonts I listed. Of course, at least in the U.S., it’s about impossible to get a Windows computer that doesn’t have some version of MS Office pre-installed. That must be why I’ve seen Garamond for so many years. If Uristocles does have Office on a Windows computer, though, it would be worthwhile checking to see if Garamond is already there.