Paul Baptist (kaji_sensei) wrote in linguaphiles,
Paul Baptist

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Old fonts?

Bit of an obscure request, but if anyone can provide insight into it I'd be very grateful.

I'm a calligrapher, and recently I've been interested in doing pages in the style of medieval English books and manuscripts for the fun of it, a new sort of challenge. Does anyone here happen to know what fonts were used by scribes in the British Isles up until about Chaucer's era, perchance? Any information on context (e.g. whether it was primarily used for religious texts or poetry) is a very welcome bonus.

Thanks for the help!

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