Guido

Typeface based on the ‘minuscola cancelleresca’, a medieval hand used in Italy during the XIII and XIV century. It has a small x-height, ascenders with loops, a peculiar d, a big g, and pointed descenders. I've drawn it looking at 'sources' (actually , reproduction of sources).

I decided (arbitrarily) to introduce capitals and, since in manuscript we often see decorated capitals not suited for a typeface, I tried to draw a simplified version that ‘leans’ toward humanist shapes.

Beware that this font is really minimal (no numbers, few accented letters, etc.) and the development is still in progess.

The font is released under the SIL Open Font License.

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Sonnet by Cecco Angiolieri typeset with Guido
Sonnet by Cecco Angiolieri typeset with Guido
Capitals
Capitals
Divina Commedia, 1337
Divina Commedia, 1337
Manuscript, XIV century
Manuscript, XIV century