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group 1Group 3: Own Interpretations
The 15 fonts of this group show historic manuscript styles vectorized without any particular authentic model. Based on own hand written models, they are a more or less personal interpretations of ancient alphabets.
The numbers indicate the years of the fonts' making. Their order follows the historic chronology of the styles.
More manuscript fonts vectorized after more authentic models are found in group 1.
group 2
Gruppe 3
Gruppe 4

The models have been composed with the actual KPS fonts.

3. Interpretations
download3_rustica2004 Capitalis Rustica
Narrow variety of the late Roman book Majuscules with steep pen angle
 
5 th century style Rustica taken from "Kleine Schreibschule" (KPS 1996). Modernized character set, but no features.
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download3_quadrata2004 Capitalis Quadrata
Square version of the late Roman book Majuscules with flat pen angle
 
5 th century style Quadrata from "Kleine Schreibschule" (KPS 1996). Modernized character set, but no features.
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download3_uncialisquadr2004 Uncialis Quadrata
Square shaped Uncials for titling
 
Uncial variation of the preceding Capitalis Quadrata (both are compatible). Modernized character set, but no features.
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download3_unc_rom2004 Uncialis Romana
Late Roman / early Medieval Book Uncials
 
5 th / 6 th century Uncials. There are each two variations of A D G H T V W (see upper and lower case keys). Modernized character set, but no features.
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download3_uncialis2000 Uncialis
Carolingian, "calligraphic" Uncials of the 8 th / 9 th century style

Type of the early medieval Uncial hand containing each two variations of D Q T W (upper and lower case keys). Modernized character set, but no features. Some abbreviations can be taken from the character table.
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download3_carolina1999 Carolina
Carolingian Minuscule
 
Free hand minuscule in the 9 th century Carolingian style. Contains some automatic ligatures and the modern character set. There are some Uncial variants for the majuscules.
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download3_textura1999 Textualis
13 th / 14 th century Gothic Textura
 
High medieval textura containing some automatic ligatures and optional Latin abbreviations.
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download3_tex_form2000 Textualis formata
German 15 th century Gothic Textura

Many automatic ligatures, Latin abbreviations are optional.
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download3_rotunda2001 Rotunda formata
Round Gothic Hand in the 15 th century style
 
Rotunda after Italian models taken from "Kleine Schreibschule" (KPS 1996).
Contains numerous ligatures and optional Latin abbreviations. The insertion of long s and its combinations is controlled by automatic orthography (for the German language).
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download3_bastarda2000 Bastarda
15 th century style French Bastarda
 
Bâtarde Bourguignonne containing some automatic ligatures and contextual alternates.
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download3_lomb2003 Lombarden
Pen drawn Lombardic initials for all gothic styles
 
Lombards can be used as paragraph initials for gothic texts (see the second sample on the group 2 page). This font only contains characters on the A-Z and a-z keys, as well as ÄÖÜ äöü. There are each two variations of B C D E Q V W. The long I (on the J / j keys) should be formatted at least twice as tall as the other forms. There are no features.
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download3_huma2000 Humanistica
Humanistic Book Hand
 
Primitive early KPS font with simplest ligature and long s features. These shapes were the first base for the "2000 Plinius" (see group 4). The irregular outlines are due to automatic vectorization.
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download3_cancel1999 Cancellaresca
Italic Hand based on 16 th century models
 
Free hand Italian cursive from "Kleine Schreibschule" (KPS 1996) containing some automatic ligatures (ct and st are optional).
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download3_angl1999 Anglaise 1
Copperplate in the 18 th / 19 th century style
 
More slanted and wider running variation of the old KPS Anglaise containing the following features: Antiqua majuscules: Stylistic Set 1; everything in Antiqua: Stylistic Set 2; decorated forms: discretionary ligatures ("historic and free"). Die standard and contextual ligatures should always be activated.
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download3_angl_alt1999 Anglaise 2
Narrow, more vertical variation of the preceding font
 
Repeatedly revised version of the old KPS Anglaise in its original dimensions. Contains the following features: Antiqua majuscules: Stylistic Set 1; everything in Antiqua: Stylistic Set 2; decorated forms: discretionary ligatures ("historic and free"). Die standard and contextual ligatures should always be activated.
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