About this font family
In 1805, December second, the Napoleonic French army won the famous battle of Austerlitz, against Autrichian and Russian armies.
Napoleon was a great general, but his hand-writing was not legible at all, so he employed a few secretaries who wrote the official mail. This font was created, inspired from letters written by one of these professional secretaries and scribes in the months before the battle. We propose it as a typical example of the French Hand from this period.
The font contains numerous ligatures and alternative characters so as to look as close as possible to real handwriting. More…