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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:
One of the nice things about Unifraktur Maguntia is that it includes all the necessary ligatures and historic characters. Here is some more information:
Saw this at a mini exhibition they have at Guy's this morning. Was impressed by the clarity and style of the titling. Anyone help me identify? Do a lot of work for heritage places and thought it could come in handy.
I'm trying to find out the identity of this font and if it is still in existence. This is a section of a Swiss customs luggage label and looks like it was hand-rendered (if that's possible). Any help you can give would be gratefully appreciated.
Weingut Script Flourish is a decorative display font with high contrasts, perfectly drawn to the tiniest details. The font is trimmed to fairly large font sizes and is highly suitable for chapter titles or book jackets as well as Headlines, Invitations and wine labels, although also impressing with an astounding legibility in small typesettings. Inspired by the hand drawn Blätterschrift from the 19th century Mettenleiter’s Schriftenmagazin, its basic structure is related to the English Script. The creative process started in summer 2009 and after 600 hours of work, over a 2 year period, Weingut now unfolds to reveal all its charms.
Created by Georg Herold-Wildfellner.
Design with bicoloured capitals: