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Available typefaces:

17C Print Pack

Bastard Secretary Hand

Chancery Hand

Common Pleas Hand

Formal Text Hand

Insular Minuscule Hand

Italic Hand

Roman Cursive

Rustic Capitals

Secretary Hand


Written Square Capitals


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Formal Text Hand


This Single Typeface pack contains the Formal Text Hand font.

[download] Download: 25   PC (OT only) | Mac (OT & ATT)   -

Typefaces are provided as immediate electronic downloads; but you can also choose to:

[usb]Include a copy of all of your font purchases on USB flashdrive (choose once at any stage of your order)   -

Important Note: The full character set can be accessed in any Windows or Macintosh application, but extra functionality is available with OpenType/AAT enabled applications. See advanced type for full details.


Typeface display:

Some of the extra historical characters provided:


OpenType Features:

ornm unic hist frac hlig liga nalt dlig dlig dlig

AAT Features:

Standard Ligatures, Historical Forms, Historical Ligatures, Latin Abbreviations (general), Latin Abbreviations (specific), British runes, Medieval English Usage, Mathematical Symbols, Glyph Variants.

[OpenType Feature Key | Advanced Type Information]


Historical note:

In standard use throughout northern Europe from 1200, 'text' hands (so called because of the resemblance of a page written in this style to a woven pattern or textus) replaced the thinner, curved cursive hands; they arose from the use of broader pens, producing heavy strokes and acute angles. This is a particularly decorative text hand, dating from the sixteenth century.

This typeface can also be ordered as part of the A New Newe Booke of Copies collection.