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Clarendon

Post by PJMiller » Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:30 pm

Does anyone know of a good 'Clarendon' style typeface which is free and has an italic version?

I have looked but all the free ones I have found are either not terribly good or don't have an italic or both. Some which I found seemed to think that an oblique version is italic, it isn't !

Of course there could be one out there which isn't called Clarendon but if there is my search wouldn't find it.

Because I couldn't find one that ticked all the boxes I have started to design my own.

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Re: Clarendon

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:13 pm

I am not familiar with Clarendon. Verajja Serif is a slab serif font face.
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Re: Clarendon

Post by PJMiller » Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:07 pm

I already have Verajja Serif and very nice it is too but it doesn't quite match the style I was wanting for the project I have in mind.

I am well on the way to making my own as you might have seen in some of the screen shots I have been posting, this has been my 'beta test' project.

It's name is 'Munson'.

Many 'Clarendon' type fonts seem to be without an italic version. I don't know if this style of font isn't supposed to have italics.

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Re: Clarendon

Post by PJMiller » Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:09 pm

Of course if it ever gets completed it will be available for free.

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Re: Clarendon

Post by MikeW » Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:20 pm

Ray Larabie made Superclarendon several years ago.

https://www.myfonts.com/fonts/typodermi ... clarendon/

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Re: Clarendon

Post by PJMiller » Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:37 pm

It isn't free.

It's italic is just an oblique.

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