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New on CTAN: mis­saali

Date: De­cem­ber 30, 2016 10:10:46 AM CET
Tommi Syr­jä­nen sub­mit­ted the mis­saali pack­age. Ver­sion: 1.004 2016-12-25 Li­cense: ofl Sum­mary de­scrip­tion: A late me­dieval OpenType tex­tura font An­nounce­ment text:
Mis­saali is an OpenType/PS tex­tura font that is based on the font that Ger­man printer Bartholomew Ghotan used in the late 15th cen­tury to print missals. It is in­tended to be used as a black let­ter dis­play font and for em­u­lat­ing late me­dieval manuscripts. In ad­di­tion to the ba­sic tex­tura let­ters, the font con­tains a large num­ber of ab­bre­vi­a­tion sigla as well as a set of Lom­bardic ini­tials. The pack­age con­tains also a style file for us­ing XeLaTeX to cre­ate the look of large 15th cen­tury printed books, such as Bi­bles, psalters, and missals.
The pack­age’s Cat­a­logue en­try can be viewed at http://www.ctan.org/pkg/mis­saali The pack­age’s files them­selves can be in­spected at http://mir­ror.ctan.org/fonts/mis­saali/
Thanks for the up­load. For the CTAN Team Pe­tra Rübe-Pugliese
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mis­saali – A late me­dieval OpenType tex­tura font

This pack­age con­tains the free OpenType Tex­tura font Mis­saali and a style file for us­ing it with XeLaTeX.

Tex­tura is a type­face based on the tex­tus quadra­tus form of the tex­tu­alis for­mata that late me­dieval scribes used for the most valu­able manuscripts. The font Mis­saali is based on Tex­tura that Ger­man printer Bartholomew Ghotan used for print­ing missals and psalters in the 1480s.

This font has two in­tended use cases:

  • as a Gothic dis­play font; and
  • for em­u­lat­ing late-me­dieval manuscripts.

In ad­di­tion to the ba­sic tex­tura let­ters, the font con­tains a large num­ber of ab­bre­vi­a­tion sigla as well as a set of Lom­bardic ini­tials.

As mod­ern type­set­ting al­go­rithms are not in­tended for cre­at­ing 15th cen­tury style lay­out, the pack­age con­tains a XeLaTeX style file that makes it eas­ier to achieve the clas­sic in­cunab­ula look.

Pack­agemis­saali
Ver­sion1.004 2016-12-25
Main­tainerTommi Syr­jä­nen

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