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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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Italic Hand


This Single Typeface pack contains the Italic 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, Alternative Letter Forms, Medieval English Usage, Mathematical Symbols, Glyph Variants.

[OpenType Feature Key | Advanced Type Information]


Historical note:

Developed by the Humanists in the Renaissance as a return to the older Carolingian hands, this italic hand is an inclined, cursive form of the littera antiqua (the basis of modern Roman typefaces today), first used formally in the 1450s in the Papal Chancery. It was first used in England from around 1550, and gradually replaced the Secretary hand as the preferred choice for all purposes.

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