1509 Leyden Font

1509 Leyden Font
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1509 Leyden Font
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1509 Leyden
Copyright (c) 2008 by Gilles Le Corre. All rights reserved.
This blackletter font was created inspired from the set who was used in Leyden by Jan Seversz to print "Breviores elegantioresque epistolae [...]", by author Francesco Filfelo, circa 1509. The original font contains all lower case characters, excepted w, eth, thorn, l slash, oslash and so... and almost upper case. In addition, one set of small lombardic initials were also nearly complete, offering a really and rare complete historical printing set... The original lower case "a" hight was 2,8 mm ! the upper case hight no more than nearly 5 mm, the initials hight almost 15 mm, covering nearly two lines. This font (third version) includes "long s", naturally, as typically medieval and also a few ligatures, but not any variants. We have entirely recreated some characters, upper, lower and initials, to fill gaps.
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