Herman Decanus was inspired by a 13th century official document written by Dean Hermann of Soest, 1269. This font has extremely high ascenders and descenders, nothing to put much text on a page. Most of the uppercase letters are my invention, aimed to be readable for modern readers. Use it for documents that are meant to look "historical".
This typeface comes in two weights: regular and light.
Herman Decanus font contains 227 defined characters and 163 unique glyphs.
The font contains characters from the following unicode character ranges: Basic Latin (93), Latin-1 Supplement (96), Latin Extended-A (5), Latin Extended-B (1), Spacing Modifier Letters (3), Greek and Coptic (1), General Punctuation (16), Letterlike Symbols (1), Mathematical Operators (2).
- Font Name:Herman Decanus AH
- Trademark:FontGrube AH firstname.lastname@example.org
- Designer:Andreas Höfeld
- Designer URL:mailto:email@example.com
- License:Usage is free for non-commercial, non-profit purposes. If you do something sensible with it you may let me know. Also if you have any suggestions. You can change it for personal use only. Otherwise contact me to get permission. If you want to put it on your home page, do ask me. If you want to put it on a CD, feel free as long as you send me a specimen copy.
- License URL:mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Northern German "Kanzleischrift" of the 13th c., fashioned after the handwriting of Decanus (regional church official) Hermanus of Soest, this font has many alternative characters in odd places. Most of the uppercase and some lowercase characters have been made up for lack of samples and to ensure readability for modern users. Good for something that should look like an old document.
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