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Submitted on Feb 15, 2013
by juraj.za@[11599].com

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Similar: LinotypeZapfino One (Linotype)
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Identified by winty5@[35840].com
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I found this typeface in book: “The Encyclopedia of Calligraphy & Illumination” In title of page is ornamental italic, but who know what its came from? There is no specific information about typefaces. It is a old? Can I use it for commerce? I don't no. (and sorry for my english)

1193d 14h 7m 11s ago

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Eyehawk:

I doubt that they used a typeface to teach the art of calligraphy. That is probably hand lettered.

1193d 7h 10m 19s ago
lana@[9145].net:

Case marked not-a-font.

1191d 18h 19m 1s ago
jmkwatson:

If you like this type of calligraphy, there ARE several beautiful typefaces that are closely modelled on it. For example:
Poetica (its hundreds of variant letterforms, used creatively, allow for something approaching hand-lettering):
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/linotype/poetica/
Cal Humanistic Cursive:
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/posterizer-kg/cal-humanistic-cursive/
Bradley Chancery:
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/newrenaissance/bradley-chancery/
Maestro:
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/canadatype/maestro/
Fidelio:
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/neufville/fidelio-nd/
Augusta:
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/mti/augusta-regular/
Hope these are helpful!

1191d 15h 29m 30s ago
juraj.za@[11599].com:

yes, this is helpful, thank you. So one more question. Can’t I use this letters? Is the better way buy some of those similar typeface?

1191d 13h 1m 40s ago
winty5@[35840].com:

Case marked Partially resolved.

1191d 10h 46m 17s ago
winty5@[35840].com:

This is Zapfino.

Similar font identified: Linotype Zapfino™.
1191d 10h 44m 2s ago
jmkwatson:

To use these particular letters, you would need to digitize them and convert them into a font format, which requires time, software and technical expertise. There are individuals and companies who specialize in that work ... But it would also involve questions of copyright permission from the original author/calligrapher.
I believe that it would be easier and more efficient to purchase a font which is sufficiently similar to the lettering sample you have posted.

1191d 7h 30m 30s ago
stephen.rapp@[7064].net:

Zapfino is probably the least like the sample of those mentioned. Structurally this http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/letterperfect/goteborg/ is closer, but without the loops. Maestro is good as well. Zapfino is way more slanted and has a tighter and more refined look.

1191d 6h 49m 19s ago
juraj.za@[11599].com:

I want use it in only logo. So I would convert it into vector format. But there is that copyright question. Probably I will use something else than. Thank you I know more now.

1190d 15h 53m 44s ago

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