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Invitation Script, just released, by Intellecta Design

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Hello, colleagues. We, at Intellecta, are proud to announce Invitation Script, a modern and clean revival of the classic work of the Portuguese master penman Manuel de Andrade de Figueiredo, whose work can be seen in “Nova Escola para aprender a ler, escrever, e contar (...)'' (1722)(see footnote). Invitation Script is the third script superfamily published by Intellecta Design, after Penabico and Van den Velde Script.

Invitation Script has original letters designed by Iza W. Creative direction and core programming were provided by Paulo W. Chyrllene K assisted with some work on unusual and archaic styles, resulting in a special font - Invitation Script Archaic (soon available).

Automatic Ligatures for MS Word

I have been using the Unifraktur Maguntia font in Microsoft Word, and had this idea to use a macro to automatically insert ligatures and special characters such as the long s. Does anyone know if this has been done before and if there is already such a tool in existence? David Manthey used the same idea on his 18th century Caslon font:
http://www.orbitals.com/self/ligature/ligature.htm

One of the nice things about Unifraktur Maguntia is that it includes all the necessary ligatures and historic characters. Here is some more information:
http://unifraktur.sourceforge.net/maguntia.html