The _a e i o u font is based on a charter issued in 1460 by the German emperor Friedrich/Frederick III. It has been called '_a e i o u', because Frederick used to have marked all objects of value he possessed -- or got made -- with the five vowels (and the font's underscore contains Frederick's typical underline stroke: the mark wouldn't be genuine without that).
_a e i o u is free for private use. For commercial use, please visit my "Conditions of Use" page at
As usual, the number sign in this font has been replaced with a long s. The other special characters are:
-an alternate *k* on the 'less than' sign, and
-an alternate *K* on the 'greater than' sign
Those have been made necessary by the regular *K* and *k* taking too much room -- looking rather messy in such important sentences like 'Jackdaws love my big sphinx of quartz'.
-an alternate *r* on the left bracket
-an alternate *d* on the right bracket
-a swashed *m* on the left curly bracket
-a swashed *n* on the right curly bracket
-a swash from the document on the ASCII tilde
-a swashed *h* on the bar and broken bar sign
-an alternate *f* on the masculine ordinal indicator
-a *long s*+*t* ligature on the long s sign.
The coat of arms contained in this font is based on the painting in the document.
Aeiou font contains 376 defined characters and 355 unique glyphs. The font contains characters from the following unicode character ranges: Basic Latin (93), Latin-1 Supplement (96), Latin Extended-A (127), Latin Extended-B (8), Spacing Modifier Letters (9), Latin Extended Additional (8), General Punctuation (17), Currency Symbols (1), Letterlike Symbols (3), Number Forms (2), Mathematical Operators (8), Geometric Shapes (1), Private Use Area (1), Alphabetic Presentation Forms (1).
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