Gruppe 4Group 1: Palaeographic Fonts
The palaeographic fonts (25 fonts) have been vectorized using photos, photocopies or scans of ancient manuscripts as templates. Their outlines should therefore be relatively authentic.
The year indicates the exact or approximate date of the original.
Datings on entire or half centuries are esteemed.
More "medieval manuscript" fonts see group 3.
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The models are composed with the actual KPS fonts.

1. Palaeographic Fonts
download0133 Traianus
Capitalis Monumentalis from Trajan's column, Rome
Roman Inscription Majuscule (engraved).
The most "classical" variation of all latin alphabets in an own vectorization. Complete standard character set and some alternates.


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download0100_debellis0200 De Bellis Macedonicis
Transition form between Rustica and Uncial
according to a fragment, found in Egypt in about 1900 and preserved at the British Museum, London (Papyrus 745), 1 st to 3 rd century. Oldest surviving example of a Latin codex.
The font contains up to 5 versions of every glyph. The missing forms B G J K W X Y Z have been reconstructed but are replaced by a joker when Style Set 8 is activated.
download0300_petros0300 Petros
Greek Reed Pen Hand of the Late Antiquity
Greek hand from the oldest remaining copies of St. Peter's epistles, dated 3 rd / 4 th century.
Formerly Papyrus Bodmer VIII.
The font viewer only shows a latin ball pen hand. When Stylistic Set 19 and standard ligatures are activated, the Greek text can be written phonetically on the Latin keyboard. Ligatures and contextuals are inserted automatically.
download0362_vitalis0362 Vitalis
Younger Roman Cursive or Minuscule Cursive
Hand from the so called Vitalis letter, written on papyrus before 362 (Strasburg, Pap. lat. Argent. 1).
Contains a huge number of alternates and ligatures.
download0500_sang0400 Vergilius Sangallensis
Capitalis Quadrata

Majuscule from the Virgil fragments in
Stiftsbibliothek St.Gall (Cod. Sang. 1394, 4th/5th century).
Contains some alternates inserted automatically according to context.
download0425_uncialis_romana0425 Uncialis Romana
Roman Uncials
according to Paris, BN lat 5730, 1st half of 5th century
(Titus Livius).
Contains up to 6 alternates for certain glyphs that can be inserted from the tables.
No features.

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download0480_romanus0480 Vergilius Romanus
Capitalis Rustica
according to the Vergilius Romanus (Vat. lat. 3867), written in Rome around 480.
Up to 7 versions of each letter which are varied automatically according to context.
download0500_sang0500 Vergilius Sangallensis
Capitalis Quadrata

Majuscule hand from the Vergil fragments in the Stiftsbibliothek St.Gallen (Cod. Sang. 1394, 4 th / 5 th century).
Contains some alternates which are inserted automatically according to the context.
download0512_dios0512 Dioskorides
Greek Uncial
according to the Vienna Dioskorides, about 512
Österreichische Nationalbibliothek Wien,
Cod. Med. Gr. 1.
Can be written phonetically.
Contains titling majuscules.

download0550_uncialis0550 Uncialis
French "calligraphic" Uncials
from a gospel book, Lyon, 6th century.
No features.

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download0746_beda0746 Beda
Insular Minuscule
according to Beda Venerabilis: Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum, Northumbria, dated 746.
RNL St. Petersburg, cod. lat. Q. v. I, 18.
Contains automatic ligatures and should not be used without them.
download0800_kells0800 Kells
Insular Half Uncial

from the Book of Kells
Dublin, Trinity College Library, Ms. 58.
With automatic ligatures and contextual alternates.
The Latin abbreviations are optional.
download0800_remedius0800 Remedius
so called "Lombardic-Raetic Minuscule"
according to Codex 348 of the Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen (Sacramentary of bishop Remedius, Chur about 800).
Contains automatic ligatures, Latin abbreviations, Roman Numerals (automatical til 3999), titling versals and some initial alphabets.
0800 Theophanes
9 th century Greek Minuscule; "vetustissima" according to Wattenbach
according to a 9 th century Theophanes manuscript.
After activating Stylistic Set 19, the text can be written phonetically on the Latin keyboard. The final s is inserted automatically, as well as some ligatures. Special key combinations explained in the instruction sheet allow efficient insertion of accents and spirits.
download0850_carolina_tours0850 Carolina Tours
Carolingian Minuscule
according to the Prüm Gospels, 852 donated to the Prüm monastery by Emperor Lothar. Berlin, Staatsbibliothek MS theol. lat. fol. 733.
Contains automatic ligatures for "historic" layout.
download0850_carolina_undulata0850 Carolina undulata
Carolingian Minuscule
Variation of the preceding font: When Style Set 7 is activated, the text lines move up and down in waves (16 positions with different angles and dimensions), imitating the quill's progressive emptying. The beginning of each sentence is written with a fresh filling and goes back to the base line.
Probably the first OT-font that goes in waves.
download0864_folchart0864 Folchart
Carolingian Minuscule
from the Folchart Psalter, about 864/883.
Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen, Cod. Sang. 23.
Contains many alternates and contextuals, automatic ligatures and optional Latin abbreviations.
download1012_otto1012 Otto
11 th century Ottonian Carolina
according to the Pericope Book of Heinrich II,
written in the Reichenau, donated to the dome of Bamberg in 1012.
Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Clm 4452.
Contains automatic ligatures, some optional Latin abbreviations and a Rustica for titling.
download1282_falk1258 Fridericus II
gothic Rotunda from the Staufer period
according to the falcon book of Emperor Frederick II, Southern Italy, 1258-1266. Rome, Vatican Library, Cod. Pal. Lat. 1071.
Contains a huge amount of automatic alternates and many optional Latin abbreviations.
download1400_wenzel1400 Wenzel
Bohemian Textualis formata
according to Wien ÖNB Cod. 2271, fol. 1r, the missing characters completed after the Wenzel Bible. The numerals are taken from Zürich ZB, Ms. 107 fol. 29v. (ca. 1475).
With automatic ligatures and optional Latin abbreviations.
download1450_sebastos1450 Sebastos
Greek minuscule from the Humanistic period
according to Homer, Ilias, Vatican Library, Cod. Pal. Gr. 246, written by the Peloponnesian Matthaios Lampudes, called Sebastos, undated.
can be written phonetically. The final s is inserted automatically, as well as some easy-to-read ligatures. Some glyphs were modernized but are replaced when Style Set 1 is activated, together with some more difficult ligatures.
download1475_cursive1475 Humanistica Cursiva
Humanistic Cursive
Cursive hand in the style of Bartolomeo Sanvito of Padua (undated, unsigned)
Vatican Library, Cod. Pal. Lat. 1508.
Contains automatic ligatures, optional long s, titling versals and a rather heavy kerning feature. At least the standard ligatures and kerning should be activated in order to avoid ugly connections!
download1480_humanistica1480 Humanistica
Humanistic Minuscule
according to Valerius Maximus: Facta et dicta memorabilia, New York Public Library, Spencer Ms. 20, um 1480-85. The Hand is attributed to Antonio Sinibaldi from Florence, the titling versals to Bartolomeo Sanvito from Padua.
Contains automatic ligatures and optional long s. The titling majuscules can be activated as Style Set 1.
download1500_gotcurs1500 Gotica Cursiva
Gothic Cursive
from ms. I.D.10 of the Tchek National Library, Prague ("Chronicae de rebus bohemicis gestis"). Undated; calligrapher unnkown.
Contains many automatic alternates and ligatures for latin text.

download1739_bickham1739 Bickham
English 18 th century Running Hand (Copperplate)
according to copperplate models taken from "The Universal Penman" by George Bickham, printed in London in 1743.
The extensive ascendant and descendant loops are set automatically if there is enough space (the automatic control works only horizontally, not between lines). There are some alternates for the majuscules.
download1741_bickham1741 Bickham
English 18 th century Running Hand (Copperplate)
according to copperplate models taken from "The Universal Penman" by George Bickham, printed in London in 1743.
Narrower version of the preceeding Running Hand. The shorter ascendants and descendants allow the use for longer texts.