From: "And Rosta" <[log in to unmask]> > Gary Shannon > > I was wondering if anyone knew of a font that has the > > characters from 17th century English like the "s" that > > looks like "f", and the odd ligatures they used back > > then. > > If you're looking for free fonts, I recommend the Illinois > Shakespeare Festival Folio Font (derived directly from the > typeface of the Folio). The old url > http://orathost.cfa.ilstu.edu:80/shakespeare/ISFfont.html > isn't working for me, but maybe one of the zillion free > font sites has it available. Also, you should have a few fonts (modern ones of course) with Latin Extended-A characters, and character U+017F is the "long s". Windows users will have some or all of these: Andale Mono Arial Arial Black/Narrow Book Antiqua Bookman Old Style Century Gothic Century Schoolbook Comic Sans MS Courier New Franklin Gothic Book/Demi/Demi Cond/Heavy/Medium/Medium Cond Garamond Georgia Haettenschweiler Impact Lucida Console/Sans Unicode Microsoft Sans Serif Palatino Linotype Sylfaen Tahoma Times New Roman Trebuchet MS Verdana But I know next to nothing about Mac fonts. For older Gaelic usage, the dotted long-s is U+1E9B, which can be found in the latest version of Tahoma (for Windows 2000/XP). That's written "sh" today.