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From: Tom Camfield <>
Subject: Re: HELP - Fonts
Date: Wed, 11 Sep 1996 20:30:07 +0300
In article <>, (Larry
> I would like to reproduce some old letters on my computer, and would like to
> find some WORD 2.0 compatible fonts that replicate handwriting styles of
> the 1700s and 1800s. I don't know what these fonts might be called, except
> that one style of writing is called the Spencerian Method.
> Any ideas?
I have found numerous types available on the freeware/shareware scene via
FTP from a few sites--such as the overworked sumex-aim.stanford.edu. I
haven't chased any of these repositories for a year or three and don't
recall just how to direct one into fonts, specifically, after making
connection. I do know that after word got around on the Stanford site that
making connection was all but impossible during the daytime hours.
Incidentally, this basically was a Macintosh site, as I recall.
There also are mirrors of this site elsewhere. wuarchive.wustl.edu is one
still noted on the wall in front of me. Also others in Japan, Scandinavia,
I have found, however, that fonts in script or trying to replicate a
handwriting style are just too perfect to look like anyone's actual
handwriting. I use them merely to indicate handwritten signatures on
typewritten versions of old documents.
Tom Camfield -