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Direc­tory fonts/missaali

Missaali is a package that contains the free OpenType/PS 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
Bartholomew Ghotan used to print missals and psalters in the 1480s.
The letters were scanned and recreated from a facsimile reprint of
Missale Aboense that Ghotan printed for the Turku diocese in 1488.

The font has two intended use cases:

* as a Gothic display font; and

* for emulating late-medieval manuscripts.

Textura as a typeface is not suitable for use as a modern general text
font as its letterforms are far removed from typical fonts. Missaali
recreates the late medieval character set including a large number of
abbreviation sigla but it lacks many characters that are essential for
modern typesetting. This means that it can be reasonably used only as
a display font or for recreating medieval manuscripts.

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.

This font is distributed under the SIL Open Font License. The
documentation is distributed under the Latex Project Public License

Down­load the con­tents of this pack­age in one zip archive (7.7M).

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.

Ver­sion1.004 2016-12-25
Li­censesThe Project Public Li­cense 1.3
The SIL Open Font Li­cense
Main­tainerTommi Syr­jä­nen
Con­tained inTeX Live as mis­saali
MiKTeX as mis­saali
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