This font is based on the handwriting in three manuscript pages from the early 17th century, most probably written by the Danish king Christian IV's court chemist Peter Payngk. They are on show among the digital exhibits of the Royal Library of Denmark:
The font name was inspired by the title of the text. Called 'Elixyr Tychonis', it consists of the 'Description of a medecine (...) against the Plague, and all Morbos Epidemicos', offered to the queen of Denmark, by Lady Sophie Brahe, sister of the great astronomer Tycho Brahe.
The pair of winged beasts on the micro sign was inspired by a detail from a very elaborate Lombardic initial.
Tychos Recipe font contains 362 defined characters and 350 unique glyphs. The font contains characters from the following unicode character ranges: Basic Latin (93), Latin-1 Supplement (90), Latin Extended-A (123), Latin Extended-B (6), Spacing Modifier Letters (9), Latin Extended Additional (8), General Punctuation (17), Currency Symbols (1), Letterlike Symbols (2), Number Forms (2), Mathematical Operators (5), Geometric Shapes (1), Private Use Area (2), Alphabetic Presentation Forms (2).
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