31,343 downloads (5 yesterday) Free for personal use - 4 font filesMarleen Script Normal reduced.otfMarleen Script Medium reduced.otf
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An authentic style of feminine handwriting with a pencil.
Who still writes by hand? And who still writes nicely? What constitutes beautiful handwriting anyway?
Printed scripts typically display uniform characters. Whereas normal calligraphy attempts to achieve this regularity as well, a personal handwriting style indeed lives from the irregularity of completely individual forms. An e is just not always the same, but can or must look very different depending on the letter which precedes or follows it.
Whenever an attempt was made to produce a typeface from calligraphy, these irregularities had to be dealt with in such a way that forms were discovered which always made a connection possible with the neighboring letters. That's why we have the unnaturally sterile characters of calligraphies which are available today as "calligraphy scripts." With the help of ligatures, it is actually quite easy to come up with varied letter combinations in a typeface. But only with the introduction of the OpenType font formats is it possible to embed an adequate amount of ligatures and stylistic alternates in a font and to apply them in a simple manner.
In Marleen Script nearly 100 stylistic alternates for individual letters and more than 400 ligatures are included.
With these options it is finally possible to convincingly simulate the effect of true handwriting with a typeface.
At ingoFonts all fonts can be downloaded. Gratis. Free.
Here's the catch: The files offered here to download contain only a reduced font. That means, the font only consists of uppercase and lowercase from A to Z or rather, a to z.
The complete font including numerals, umlauts, punctuation and especially ligatures is only available with your order and your cash.
First seen on DaFont: November 14, 2011