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== Description ==
 
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Chemist fonts were created by Cathy Davies as a memorial to her father, William Davies, based on his handwriting.
 
Chemist fonts were created by Cathy Davies as a memorial to her father, William Davies, based on his handwriting.
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== Caveats ==
 
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# Upstream release in a .sit archive, may need to start from a third-party zip such as the one on [http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/Chemist fontsquirrel]
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# Upstream release is Type 1 fonts in a StuffIt archive (.sit); may need to start from a third-party zip such as the one on [http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/Chemist fontsquirrel]. The [[Choosing the right font format to package|fonts will need to be converted]] to OpenType CFF (OTF).
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# 3 families = 3 subpackages. The archive contains Chemist Regular, Chemist Rough and Chemist Periodic. Chemist Periodic is not a handwriting font.
  
 
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== A revision of Chemist ==
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As of June 2011, [[user:frixxon|Paul Flo Williams]] is working on a revision of Chemist. While attempting to package Chemist, I (Paul) decided to start from the original SIT file supplied by Cathy, rather than some random conversion on a free font site. After unpacking the original archive, fontlint showed plenty of errors, so I've decided to rework the problematic characters. I think that revising it will take under two months. If this notice is still here in September, then you may wish to ping me.
  
 
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Revision as of 13:40, 8 June 2011

A page of the Fonts Special Interest Group


Calligraphic fonts


Contents

Description

Font-chemist.png

Chemist fonts were created by Cathy Davies as a memorial to her father, William Davies, based on his handwriting.


Characteristics

Homepage Format & features License Review reference Koji page pkgdb page
Cathy Davies Chemist OTF Public domain


Style Faces Scripts
Sans Serif Other R B I BI Other Latin Greek Cyrillic Other
Variable Monospace Variable Monospace
Handwriting ✘ (2 variants)


Caveats

  1. Upstream release is Type 1 fonts in a StuffIt archive (.sit); may need to start from a third-party zip such as the one on fontsquirrel. The fonts will need to be converted to OpenType CFF (OTF).
  2. 3 families = 3 subpackages. The archive contains Chemist Regular, Chemist Rough and Chemist Periodic. Chemist Periodic is not a handwriting font.


Additional information

  1. Featured in Tripwiremagazine's 45+ exceptionally useful free handwritten fonts.
  2. Some of the other fonts on Cathy Davies' may have licensing permitting Fedora inclusion.


A revision of Chemist

As of June 2011, Paul Flo Williams is working on a revision of Chemist. While attempting to package Chemist, I (Paul) decided to start from the original SIT file supplied by Cathy, rather than some random conversion on a free font site. After unpacking the original archive, fontlint showed plenty of errors, so I've decided to rework the problematic characters. I think that revising it will take under two months. If this notice is still here in September, then you may wish to ping me.


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