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Getty Dubay Italic fonts for computer?

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

 

Thanks!

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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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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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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.com/christopher-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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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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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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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

 

 

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

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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

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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

 

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?

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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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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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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!

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