New Millennium Sans is one of three font families that share a common name, a common design philosophy, a common x-height, and basic character shapes. (The others are New Millennium™ and New Millennium Linear™); all three work well together.) New Millennium Sans is a “humanist sans” in the Optima vein -- but without certain quirks of the latter. (The bold styles are identical to those of New Millennium.) New Millennium Sans might be used in books, periodicals, or any large text blocks where a legible sans is desired.