Century is a common text typeface based on Century Expanded, designed in the late 19th century for Century magazine. Varieties of Century have been used in books, newspapers, magazines, and all sorts of printed matter for over a hundred years. This typeface is a solid choice for text, though if you need an italic companion and a bold weight, you might be better off with its cousin, Century Schoolbook.
Century was designed to fill the need for a solid, legible typeface for printing schoolbooks. Generations of children are familiar with it from their earliest primers.
This version of Century has been adjusted for use in East Asian typography, as a familiar companion to the Chinese, Japanese, and Korean scripts.