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P22 Operina Font

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P22 OperinaPublisher: International House of Fonts
P22 Operina is a historical and script typeface family. This typeface has four designs and was published by International Home of Fonts.

Operina is based on a 16th-century lettering design of the scribe Ludovico degli Arrighi (Vicentino Ludovico degli Arrighi) used in his 1522 instructional lettering book, "La Operina da Imparare di scrivere littera Cancellarescha." This book contains what is thought about to be the earliest printed examples of Chancery Cursive.

Rather than try to replicate a best, smooth, type-like variation of Ludovico's hand, which has been tried in the past, the designer chose to leave in some rough edges and, thus, develop a look that simulates the capitivating artifacts of quill and ink lettering on parchment.
When restoring an old design, a designer is faced with lots of difficult choices, such as whether to go for supreme credibility or to modify the alphabet for contemporary usage. The decision here was to develop a typeface that looks like the 16th-century Italian hand-lettering master's, however is likewise helpful to the contemporary user.

Because the letters U u W w J j and our modern Arabic characters were not in use during the introduction of these original letterforms, these needed to be interpolated. To make a complete and useable font set, we also had to style a number of the extra and diacritical characters to match the look of the alphabet.

There are 3 typefaces in this set: Romano( basic), Corsivo( more complex), and Fiore( swash). Romano is the most suppressed, it contains Roman looking caps and has lining figures. Corsivo is more sophisticated, it has more ornamental capital letters and an alternate variation of the lowercase with longer ascenders and descenders, and old style figures. Fiore, the swash font, is the most sophisticated with the longest ascenders and descenders. You might not want to use the Fiore version on its own, particularly as all caps; it is indicated to boost the other two alphabets due to the fact that it consists of the most fancy capitals and has numerous extra ligatures.

P22 Operina Pro is an OpenType variation that consists of over 1200 characters. It features Small Caps, Old Design Figures, complete European, Cyrillic and Greek character sets and a brand-new OpenType first with automated Roman Numerals. Simply type any number and with the function, it will convert to Roman Numerals!

Font Family:
· P22 Operina Pro
· P22 Operina Corsivo
· P22 Operina Fiore
· P22 Operina Romano

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