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Period Texts

Research and Reference

People and Portraits

Maps and Atlases

Costume and Textiles

Literature and Drama

Food and Drink

Gardens and Husbandry

Music, Song, and Dance

Games and Pastimes

Swordplay and Military Matters

Exploration and Navigation

Wordplay - Names and Language

Guilds and Troupes

Renaissance Faires and Festivals

Fonts

[Some of these are commercial sites]
  • Jeff Lee's Computer Typography features several free fonts with long S's, ligatures, and other period details, plus a utility for converting modern text.
  • Scriptorium offers a wide range of fonts based on historic calligraphy (many of their fonts are used on this site).
  • Walden Font Company offers historical fonts for creating period-look documents, including one based on Shakespeare's handwriting.
  • Pia Frauss' Fonts includes a selection of fonts based on 15th and 16th century manuscripts.

Scripts


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14 November 2012 pkm