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Offline K-2

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Easier, Harder, Batarde
« on: August 15, 2022, 03:22:20 PM »
Title images from an "introduction to paleography" project that I'm working on.  It will initially cover the three main scripts from the Latin Middle Ages: Caroline Minuscule, Textura Quadrata, and Bātarde/Secretary.  If the initial online (open source) publication is successful, I can offer extensions detailing other medieval scripts.

The historiated & illuminated B in Bātarde got some laughs at the academic conference I presented the project for - it's how all of us feel having to deal with manuscripts in Bātarde.


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Re: Easier, Harder, Batarde
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2022, 07:30:18 PM »
Oh these are wonderful! Best of luck on your new project. Wishing you great success!  :-*
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Re: Easier, Harder, Batarde
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2022, 12:39:32 AM »
Title images from an "introduction to paleography" project that I'm working on.  It will initially cover the three main scripts from the Latin Middle Ages: Caroline Minuscule, Textura Quadrata, and Bātarde/Secretary.

All new terminology for me ... I'm intrigued!  And while I have merely been guessing, from the root words, the meaning of paleography, I only just now looked it up. What a fascinating field of study! Wishing I had the nine lives of a cat to explore this more, but have always enjoyed the morsels you cast our way here on the Forum. 

Please do keep us posted on this project! May your success astound you. 
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Re: Easier, Harder, Batarde
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2022, 08:05:16 AM »
Beautiful work K-2. I look forward to seeing the finished publication.
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Re: Easier, Harder, Batarde
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2022, 09:44:57 AM »
So nice.

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Re: Easier, Harder, Batarde
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2022, 09:31:31 PM »
I do like that illuminated B! 
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