Old English Text MT font family

Overview

There are two main kinds of what people tend to call Gothic letters: the German Frakturs and the English Blackletter. The Frakturs have an x that looks like an r with a mysterious disease, and the Blackletters have fiddly bits in the middle like those you see in this Old English Text. Little is known about the history of Old English Text, provided here by Monotype Typography, but it has been beautifully made. It looks remarkably like the famous Cloister Black designed by Morris Fuller Benton in 1904.

File name Oldengl.ttf
Styles & Weights Old English Text MT
Designers Monotype Type Drawing Office
Copyright Typeface © of The Monotype Corporation plc. Data © of The Monotype Corporation plc/Type Solutions Inc. 1990-91-92 All rights reserved. Portions © 1992 Microsoft Corp. All rights reserved.
Font vendor Agfa Monotype Corporation
Script Tags N/A
Code pages 1252 Latin 1
Mac Roman Macintosh Character Set (US Roman)
Fixed pitch False

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Style & weight examples

Old English Text MT sample