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#1 sagira

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 09:46 AM

Can anyone point me towards Getty Dubay's Italic Fonts I can find for the computer, either free or inexpensively?

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#2 AudreyTN

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 09:58 AM

Lucida Sans set to italic is the closest on your computer. I read somewhere that they used a form of Lucida for their font.


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Posted 14 April 2010 - 10:27 AM

Wow! I didn't know that. Thank you so much! My Mac doesn't do the Italic version of this font, but dh's Windows does.

Thanks again! :party:

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 10:37 AM

Many years ago you could download the GDI font for free. GDI sold the font to some educational service and now it is very expensive and is sold in a set of fonts that I don't want. :glare:

These fonts
http://www.fontspace...istopher-jarman
are similar to GDI Italic.

Start Write software has a nice italic font, but you can only use it in the program (you can't download the font to use in Word).

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 10:40 AM

Many years ago you could download the GDI font for free.


I think that's where I read about Lucida.

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 10:41 AM

Wow! I didn't know that. Thank you so much! My Mac doesn't do the Italic version of this font, but dh's Windows does.

Thanks again! :party:


You're very welcome. :D

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 11:45 AM

Many years ago you could download the GDI font for free. GDI sold the font to some educational service and now it is very expensive and is sold in a set of fonts that I don't want.

I purchased the pack from Educational Fontware ($50). While I would have preferred to be able to purchase only the GDI fonts, it was worth if for me because: (1) a program is included that correctly links letters when doing linked italics; and, (2) you can print sheets which include rules (both blank and with the text), which I've found ideal for printing copywork pages.

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 02:10 PM

Drat. Nevermind what I wrote - it is indeed almost $50. :( Startwrite is less though.

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Edited by BlsdMama, 15 November 2010 - 03:20 PM.


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Posted 15 November 2010 - 09:55 PM

Lucida Sans set to italic is the closest on your computer. I read somewhere that they used a form of Lucida for their font.


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Wow, that's very close! Thank you! Thank you!

#10 nansk

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 10:15 PM

You may want to check out two other free italic fonts: Briem and Jarman. These are pre-cursive italic fonts.

Briem comes with triple lines, which is a big help for beginners.

Jarman comes in a dotted version called Jardotty.

Both Briem and Jarman can be printed in outline form as well (for kids like my dd who think tracing a dotted font is for babies.)

EDIT: I just remembered that the Briem font comes with a cursive joining software too.

HTH

Edited by nansk, 15 November 2010 - 10:24 PM.


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Posted 15 November 2010 - 10:20 PM

Lucida Sans set to italic is the closest on your computer. I read somewhere that they used a form of Lucida for their font.


ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
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Cool. I couldn't figure out how to do a dotted version, but if you change it to a light grey color, that would give a nice sample to trace over for practice.

:party:

Why didn't I figure this out years ago when I started teaching my kids to use Italic and could never find extra handwriting samples for them?

#12 nmoira

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 01:08 AM

With the exception of the Q/q, this doesn't sound like GDI manuscript.

Getty-Dubay Italic Handwriting Font Style:
Slightly slanted manuscript. Medium ascenders, short descenders. Loop on k.

There is no loop on the manuscript "k." The loop is no longer the preferred option for the cursive "k."

J -no top stroke; small hook
M -diagonals don't touch baseline
R -diagonal extends from curve, near vertical stroke
Q -short, diagonal non-interecting tail
q -short, straight hook tail


The "M" diagonals touch the baseline in both manuscript and cursive, the "J" doesn't have a small hook (at least I don't consider it small), and the diagonal of the "R" is greater than 45 degrees from the baseline, but not close to vertical. See here for reference.

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 04:25 PM

This was just the information I was looking for. Still useful nearly 4 years later. Thank you so much!

Lucida Sans set to italic is the closest on your computer. I read somewhere that they used a form of Lucida for their font.


ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz



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Posted 02 December 2011 - 08:09 PM

Thanks for pulling up this old thread. I've been looking for something similar as well! :)

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 02:55 PM

Somehow I pulled up this old thread and glad I did! Having them view italic in all their subjects is a big help! The Lucinda Sans trick is awesome!