Old English Text MT font family

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.

Old English Text MT

Old English Text MT

Versions 1.55
File name oldengl.ttf
Authors 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.
Trademark Monotype Old English ? Trademark of The Monotype Corporation plc registered in the US Pat & TM Off. and elsewhere.
Font vendor Agfa Monotype Corporation
Unicode ranges
Code pages 1252 Latin 1
Mac Roman Macintosh Character Set (US Roman)
Number of glyphs
Symbol encoded False
Fixed pitch False

Licensing info

Products that supply this font

Product name Font version
Greetings 99 1.51
Home Publishing 99 1.51
Office 2007 1.55
Office 2007 Professional Edition 1.55
Office 2010 1.10
Office 97 Small Business Edition SR2 1.50
Office Professional Edition 2003 1.55
Picture It! 2000 1.55
Picture It! 2002 1.55
Publisher 2000 1.51
Publisher 2007 1.55
Publisher 98 1.50
TrueType Font Pack 2 1.10
Windows Small Business Server 2003 1.55