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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.