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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)

1291d 21h 23m 21s ago

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Eyehawk:

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

1291d 14h 26m 29s ago
lana@[9145].net:

Case marked not-a-font.

1290d 1h 35m 11s 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!

1289d 22h 45m 40s 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?

1289d 20h 17m 50s ago
winty5@[35840].com:

Case marked Partially resolved.

1289d 18h 2m 27s ago
winty5@[35840].com:

This is Zapfino.

Similar font identified: Linotype Zapfino™.
1289d 18h 12s 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.

1289d 14h 46m 40s 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.

1289d 14h 5m 29s 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.

1288d 23h 9m 54s ago

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