Candida Roman由Jakob Erbar设计，这款字体在1936年Jakob Erbar去世后于法兰克福的字体厂商Ludwig&Mayer面世。由于原设计师的辞世，斜体字不久后由Walter Höhnisch设计出来。1945年，roman被复刻，数字的宽度缩小，笔划变粗。1951年，Bold字重完成。后来，字体又进一步增加了字重，而这些字重在很大程度上已经不再使用了。有三种字重仍然可以在目录中找到，它们早在1937年就可用于Linotype机器。Candida是一款朴素的正文字体，即使在较小的尺寸显示也能保持其易读性。
Candida roman was designed by Jakob Erbar and appeared after his death with the typeface foundry Ludwig & Mayer in Frankfurt am Main in 1936. Due to the original designer's death, the italic was desinged by Walter Höhnisch shortly thereafter. In 1945 the roman was reworked, the breadth of the figures was reduced and the strokes made heavier. The bold weight followed in 1951. Later the typeface was expanded with further weights, which have for the most part fallen out of use. Three weights can still be found in catalogues, available as early as 1937 for the Linotype machine. Candida is a modest text font which retains its legibility even in smaller point sizes.