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Old 08-01-2022, 12:37 PM   #1
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I need a title font that evokes "Biblical." I have no idea what that means to anyone other than myself, so I'm open to suggestions.

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I don't have a suggestion for a particular font but, rather, for a little font utility that I have that I've found very helpful when trying to decide on a font--AMP Font Viewer and it's a bit old so it might not run on more current versions of Windows but I use it in Windows 7/Pro...




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I have something called High-Logic Main Type that offers a similar preview function.

If I could just remember to use it ...

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See if you have any fonts in the category of Blackletter

   
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Maybe the term "Old English" is more relatable in understanding what Blackletter" is..

   
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Maybe the term "Old English" is more relatable in understanding what Blackletter" is..
I understood Blackletter, and I have a couple of fonts that fall in that general category. In fact, that was what I tried first -- and I like it for interior headings, but it seems a bit "busy" for the cover and title page. That may be because I have it set in all caps -- it's rather difficult to read. So I'm looking for alternatives.
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You could try it mixed case. Or what I would do is search on "Holy Bible" and then have the results shown as photos. See if there is font that does not scream "Bible." but is atypical in a way that makes it appropriate for the subject. Then I would use a font ID web tool to id it. Or I would search on "Bible font" and look at what I get.

   
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woody: If I could just remember to use it ...
LOL!!! In addition to be able to see each font in its fontness, Font Viewer has an option allowing you to customize the font display which is very handy to see how certain words take (or don't) to the various fonts...



Of course, being a fontholic is a requirement to using Font Viewer because if you only had a few fonts (quelle horreur!) you wouldn't need th utility...'-}}





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woody: So I'm looking for alternatives.
What about: KellyAnn Gothic, Silvus and maybe Vienna, Rosslair? I basically picked fonts with some fru-fru from my own installed fonts...




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