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Re: Digital fonts with quaint characters?
- To: Multiple recipients of list BOOK_ARTS-L <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Digital fonts with quaint characters?
- From: "Peter D. Verheyen" <pdverhey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 4 Jun 1996 12:59:40 -0400
- Message-id: <199606041700.NAA23523@listserv.syr.edu>
- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Adobe and Monotype both have fonts which include those "extended"
characters. I myself have and use them for Centaur, Bulmer, Perpetua and
Garamond. They are also available for both Windows and the Mac.
> This question has been raised in the past but I wasn't able to glean
>any good sources so I'll ask again.
> We are frequently asked by visitors about the existence of a digital
>font which not only emulates some of the "old style" letterforms of the
>18th century, but also includes quaint characters such as the long 's' and
>it's associated ligatures as well as things like the connected 'ct' and
> I should think that anything Caslon-esque or Baskerville-like
>would suffice, but the quaint characters seem to be more important.
>Something which works on a Windows platform would be best.
>Bitstream did something at one time (with Matthew Carter doing the
>design work), but their software doesn't seem to be available in this
>country anymore if it ever was.
> We would be interested in any leads or information on this
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