|Group 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.
The models have been composed with the actual KPS fonts.
|2004 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.
|2004 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.
|2004 Uncialis Quadrata|
Square shaped Uncials for titling
Uncial variation of the preceding Capitalis Quadrata (both are compatible). Modernized character set, but no features.
|2004 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.
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.
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.
13 th / 14 th century Gothic Textura
High medieval textura containing some automatic ligatures and optional Latin abbreviations.
|2000 Textualis formata|
German 15 th century Gothic Textura
Many automatic ligatures, Latin abbreviations are optional.
|2001 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).
15 th century style French Bastarda
Bâtarde Bourguignonne containing some automatic ligatures and contextual alternates.
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.
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.
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).
|1999 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.
|1999 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.