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Coelbren historical font

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CoelbrenThe history of the Coelbren y Beirdd, the purported "bards' alphabet" of Wales, is strange at best, involving bards, modern-day druids, and a very interesting forger calling himself Iolo Morganwg. Despite this tangled origin, it is a fascinating and, for gaming purposes, highly useful alphabet. As arranged in this font, Coelbren is perfect for writing anything intended to be simultaneously familiar and unfamiliar. It is excellent for for such things as ancient inscriptions, the writing of Dwarves (because everyone uses Norse runes!), and many similar purposes.

The Coelbren fonts include a Regular style that is smooth and a bit mechanical, an Italic outline version of the same, a Bold weathered form, and a Bold Italic for a weathered outline. While it was intended to be cut into wood, the outline versions make it usable for stone carvings as well, which would fit well with the idea of using it for Dwarves, or for an ancient "forerunner" species in SF settings.

The package also includes a manual giving historical information, some bibliographic links, and a full character map.

FONT LICENSE INFORMATION: Wintertree fonts are licensed as ordinary commerical fonts. This means you can install the font on your computer to use with programs such as word processors, design tools and similar applications, and use it for creation of print or PDF documents, images (JPEG, TIFF, PNG, etc.) and logos. In other words, you can use the Wintertree fonts to make things with and sell the things you make, but you can't sell the font itself in any way, or use it as a web font (@font-face). Credit is gratefully appreciated but not required.

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2107
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File Last Updated:
December 14, 2017
This title was added to our catalog on December 14, 2017.