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Crazy Diamond Design Fonts
Typeface: A collection of characters (or
more correctly 'glyphs') based on a common theme or style,
in our case such themes are different styles of historical
Font: A particular version of a
typeface, which, for example, may contain italic forms of
characters or even alternative letterforms
Our fonts are provided in one of three formats:
- TrueType: a standard font format for
- OpenType: based on TrueType
information, and containing the potential for advanced typographical
features. Our latest and all future fonts will be
in this format.
- AAT: special extended format for
Macintosh computers, which mirrors and extends the
functionality of OpenType. See advanced type. Our latest
and all future fonts will be in this format.
Unicode Font Initiative is a workgroup of medieval
scholars aiming to establish a common consensus on the use
of Unicode to formalise the availability of historical
glyphs within typography.
All Crazy Diamond Design OpenType fonts conform to the
latest MUFI specifications, and we are fully supportive of
MUFI's aims and objectives. For full details on MUFI, see:
Ancient and Modern
Our original Truetype typefaces are provided as two
fonts: 'ancient' and 'modern' (OpenType typefaces contain
both modern and ancient characters in the same OT font).
- Ancient Fonts contain the standard
upper and lower case characters, numbers and most
punctuation, such that they can be used for most
purposes. They also contain historical characters such
as the long-s, abbreviations and ligatures, in place of
more obscure characters such as the registered and
trademark characters etc. We recommend that the ancient
font is used as the principal font for the typeface,
allowing easy access to the historical characters.
- Modern Fonts are identical to the
standard character set of any TrueType font for
Macintosh or PC. Change to this font if a modern
character (eg. the copyright symbol) is required.
- Capital Sets (eg. Rustic Capitals, Written
These deviate from our standard typefaces in that only a
single modern font is provided - no ancient font or
lower-case characters exist as these were not in use at
the time of the original scripts. However, with these
exceptions a complete modern character set is provided,
including all punctuation, foreign and accented
The typefaces provided in this pack contain standard
character sets only (there are no ancient versions)
except the 'Wizardings'
which is a dingbat (pictorial) font.