This typeface was written at Madrid in 1570, by a man called Francisco Lucas. Employing the Spanish term for a cursive hand, he called it a Bastarda; but technically speaking, it is a humanistic cursive -- the style of writing which is mostly known under the name of Chancery.
There is no number sign in this font. In its place, you'll find a long s. You'll find alternatives in other places as well:
- a more swashed E instead of the left bracket
- a slender Z instead of the right bracket
- a very swashed R instead of the left curly bracket
- a final e instead of the bar sign
- a slender K instead of the right curly bracket
- as well as st and ct joined by means of a flourish on the fi and fl keys.
Francisco Lucas font contains 379 defined characters and 353 unique glyphs. The font contains characters from the following unicode character ranges: Basic Latin (93), Latin-1 Supplement (95), Latin Extended-A (127), Latin Extended-B (8), Spacing Modifier Letters (9), Greek and Coptic (1), Latin Extended Additional (8), General Punctuation (17), Currency Symbols (1), Letterlike Symbols (3), Number Forms (2), Mathematical Operators (9), Geometric Shapes (1), Private Use Area (2), Alphabetic Presentation Forms (2).
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