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Re: Fonts
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, SHK 8.0156.  Friday, 31 January 1997.

(1)     From:   Tom Gandy <
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        Date:   Friday, 31 Jan 1997 11:22:52 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 8.0147  Qs: Fonts

(2)     From:   Genevieve Juliette Guenther <
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        Date:   Friday, 31 Jan 1997 13:59:24 -0800
        Subj:   Fonts

(3)     From:   Steven Brock <
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        Date:   Thursday, 30 Jan 1997 13:22:01 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 8.0147  Qs: Fonts


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From:           Tom Gandy <
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Date:           Friday, 31 Jan 1997 11:22:52 -0500
Subject: 8.0147  Qs: Fonts
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0147  Qs: Fonts

A freeware font based on the first folio is available from the Illinois
Shakespeare Festival. You can download the font at
http://orathost.cfa.ilstu.edu/shakespeare/ISFfont.html.

I've used the Mac version, and it is a beautiful facsimile.

Text from the Illinois Festival's download page follows.

"Macintosh version of ILShakeFest Font - includes both Type 1 and Truetype
versions. This version has been tested by me and others and works just fine.

Windows Truetype version of ILShakeFest Font - There were originally some
problems with the PC/Windows version of the font, mostly because I don't have,
either to use and test it out. I am greatly indebted to Dave Reifsnyder, who
found our web pages, downloaded the fonts, discovered the problem, fixed it,
and sent it back to me (TWICE!). Dave, it turns out, acted in the Festival in
productions of AmMidsummer Night's Dream, King Lear, and Cymbeline in 1985, and
also in productions of The Playboy of the Western World, and A Flea in her Ear
at Illinois State Theatre.

I still haven't heard from anyone who has tried out the Type 1 version for PC,
which is included in this package. If you download this version, it also
includes the Truetype version that wasn't working, so you may want to ignore
that.

The ILShakeFest font was selected as "Font of the Week" on America OnLine
(Macintosh DTP) for the week of 12/10-15, 1995."

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From:           Genevieve Juliette Guenther <
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Date:           Friday, 31 Jan 1997 13:59:24 -0800
Subject:        Fonts

There is a site on the WWW that features folio-type fonts to be downloaded.
Unfortunately, I don't have the address handy at the moment; but you can find
it as a link on my homepage (the address of the page is
"http://garnet.berkeley.edu/~vive/" -- and the link is the second-to-last
"will" in the string of quotation from sonnet 136). My apologies for not being
able to point you directly to the site.

Yours,
Genevieve Guenther

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From:           Steven Brock <
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Date:           Thursday, 30 Jan 1997 13:22:01 -0500
Subject: 8.0147  Qs: Fonts
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0147  Qs: Fonts

The Illinois Shakespeare Festival offers a free true-type font based on the
first folio at the following URL:

http://orathost.cfa.ilstu.edu/shakespeare/ISFgift.html

It is of limited use as it includes no numerals and few special characters.
The spacing of characters is often poor.  The accompanying information
indicates that further development is in the works.  As is, it would perhaps be
somewhat useful for titles and promotional materials.
 

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