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Re: What font is it?
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- Subject: Re: What font is it?
- From: Ron Koster <psymon@ISTAR.CA>
- Date: Thu, 2 Apr 1998 10:36:19 -0500
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At 14:43 02/04/98 +0100, Thomas Larque wrote:
>This is a spontaneous response, without stopping to look anything up on the
>net, but I remember that somebody made available a font based on the font
>used in Shakespeare's First Folio - which must still be out there somewhere.
>I am not sure that it was a particularly utilitarian font, I remember
>somebody commenting that it had important characters missing, but it is
Actually, that sounds like it could be right up my alley, at least, if it
had the long "ess" and ligatures (are there *any* digital fonts that have
those, in addition to just the standard alphabet?).
In a similar vein, and if it's of interest to anyone, I did discover a font
at the internet font archives, at...
...called "Good City Modern", which is (apparently/supposedly) based on the
font used in the Gutenberg Bible, and which y'all can go get for free if
you have a use or desire for it. I'd certainly be interested in whether or
not anyone can really confirm this (i.e. whether or not it is a digital
representation of that font) better than I can in my near-ignorance and
limited resources on this subject.
>I'll try to find and post the relevent Web Address when I have the spare
>time to fish around.
That'd be cool, or (as the younguns say), *kewl*.
>And *please* if anybody does respond to Ron Koster's question, publish it on
>the List. I - for one - would really like to hear the answers.
P S Y M O N ? ? ? ?