Chemist fonts were created by Cathy Davies as a memorial to her father, William Davies, based on his handwriting.
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|Cathy Davies Chemist||OTF||Public domain||④||⑤||⑥|
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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 fontsquirrel. The fonts will need to be converted to OpenType CFF (OTF).
- 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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- 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.