Since I first published the Xirwena font, I've been so lucky as to discover that the little sample of "Florentine Bastarda", on which its lower case characters are based, stems from a manuscript copy of Dante's Divina Commedia, written in 1337, and commonly referred to as the Codex Trivulziano. The upper case glyphs, on the other hand, have been inspired by German Bastarda writings from various sources; they are no exact matches, though.
There is no number sign in this font. In its place, you'll find a long s. Equally, you'll find a less space-consuming d on the bar sign, as well as ld and ll on the fi and fl keys.
Xirwena font contains 381 defined characters and 357 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), Greek and Coptic (1), Latin Extended Additional (8), General Punctuation (17), Currency Symbols (1), Letterlike Symbols (3), Number Forms (2), Mathematical Operators (10), Geometric Shapes (1), Private Use Area (2), Alphabetic Presentation Forms (2).
- Font Name:Xirwena
- Version:Version 1.1 March 2005, initial release December 2003;
- Designer:Pia Frauss
- Designer URL:http://www.pia-frauss.de/fonts/fonts.htm
- Description:Xirwena was created with the Font Creator Program from High-Logic.com
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