I found this font on a PD font CD without any hints to its origin. In 2002, I cleaned up the glyphs and added international characters. That version was published in Fontgrube through the same year. Later on I learned that the font digitisation was attributed to one Sam Wang - there are quite a few people of this name in the net but none of them obviously associated with fontmaking. He seems to have digitized a number of Art Nouveau typefaces in the early nineties (see http://luc.devroye.org/fonts-28307.html).
Last year, on October 22nd 2012, a Geoff Nicholson stated on Fontspace:
"This typeface was actually designed by myself in 1971 for Face Photosetting in London, England. The company ceased to exist in the mid 1980s, so somehow I no longer seem to be credited for this."
Once again, there are several Geoff Nicholsons in the internet, and the one on fontspace did not reply to a request to explain in more detail. So all we have (as yet) on the history of Gismonda is two names and no idea who is behind them.
So as for me, this font is free for commercial and non-commercial use.
Gismonda font contains 231 defined characters and 220 unique glyphs. The font contains characters from the following unicode character ranges: Basic Latin (93), Latin-1 Supplement (96), Latin Extended-A (13), Latin Extended-B (1), Spacing Modifier Letters (5), Greek and Coptic (1), General Punctuation (16), Superscripts and Subscripts (1), Currency Symbols (1), Letterlike Symbols (1), Mathematical Operators (2).
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