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Calligraphic fonts



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


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)


  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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