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Offline Ken Fraser

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Italic at an excessive slope
« on: December 03, 2020, 06:16:57 AM »
I think that this looks OK, although I know that this is considered too sloping for Italic  :(

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Re: Italic at an excessive slope
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2020, 11:20:58 AM »
Beautiful!  But I've definitely seen historic examples of Cancelleresca Corsiva that slope that much, so I wouldn't say all people at all times "considered it too sloping for Italic".  Here's a 17th century poem by Lady Mary Worth (a young contemporary of Shakespeare) in her own hand, that shows just such a considerable slope: "Love leave to urge" (at the Folger Shakespeare Library)

https://luna.folger.edu/luna/servlet/detail/FOLGERCM1~6~6~248677~116414:Pamphilia-to-Amphilanthus?sort=call_number%2Cmpsortorder1%2Ccd_title%2Cimprint&qvq=q:call_number%3D%22V.a.104%22;sort:call_number%2Cmpsortorder1%2Ccd_title%2Cimprint;lc:FOLGERCM1~6~6&mi=14&trs=147

--yours, K