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Gundrada ML Font

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Gundrada MLPublisher: HiH
Gundrada ML was released by HiH. Gundrada ML includes 1 style. p > Gundrada ML was inspired by the lettering on the tomb of Gundrada de Warenne. She was buried at Southover Church at Lewes, Sussex, in the south of England in 1085. The Latin inscription on her tomb, STIRPS GUNDRADA DUCUM, suggesting "Gundrada, descendant of the Duke" might have resulted in the speculation that she was the daughter of William, Duke of Normandy and bastard child of Robert the Devil of Normandy and Arletta, child of a tanner in Falaise. In 1066 William beat Harold at the Fight of Hastings and was crowned William I of England. More frequently understood as William the Conquerer, he commissioned a string of forts around the kingdom and charged trusted Norman Barons to control the controversial Anglo-Saxon population. William de Warenne, other half of Gundrada, was among these Barons.

There has also been the idea that Gundrada might have been the daughter of William's wife, Matilda of Flanders, by a previous marriage. According to the Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press, Oxford, England 1921-22), both of these contentions are in disagreement. Searching the past of a thousand years ago is like roaming in a heavy fog: realities are only poorly in view. Regardless, I know that I discovered these letterforms instantly engaging in their simpleness. Unadorned and unsophisticated, they have a direct sincerity that rests well in the company of humanistic sans serifs like Franklin Gothic or Gill Sans, attracting a modern sensibility.

The lettering on the burial place remains in upper case just. Although Gundrada does not sound Norman French to me, her partner certainly and her daddy probably were Norman French. Nonetheless, the guy that sculpted her tombstone was probably Anglo-Saxon, like most of individuals. Because of that, we are quite comfortable with a fairly generic lower case from an Anglo-Saxon file of the time. The time was a time of shift, of competing language influences. This typeface reflects a few of that tension.


1. Multi-Lingual Typeface with 389 glyphs and 698 Kerning Pairs.

2. OpenType GSUB design features: onum, dlig, liga, salt & & hist.

3. Tabular Figures and Alternate Old-Style Figures.

4. Alternate Ruled Caps (line above and below, matching to brackets).

5. Central Europe, Western Europe, Turkish and Baltic Code Pages.

6. Extra accents for Cornish and Old Gaelic.

7. Stylistic alternates A, E, y and #.

8. Ligatures ST, Th, fi and fl.

9. Historical alternate longs.

The zip package includes 2 variations of the font style at no additional charge. There is an OTF variation which remains in Open PS (Post Script Type 1) format and a TTF variation which remains in Open TT (True Type) format. Use whichever works finest for your applications.

Font Family: Gundrada ML

Tags: english, medieval, retro, revival

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