New on CTAN: missaali
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.