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:: Font French Grotesque

Designer Name: Jonathan Paterson
License: Free for Personal Use

:: Font Description

French Grotesque


Released as shareware in June 1997.

"Grotesque" is one of the most misused words in typography. In

this case, it has its normal, non-typographic meaning, as French

Grotesque is roughly based on a series described simply as

"lettres grotesques" (grotesque letters) shown in a specimen

sheet issued by the Deberny foundry in Paris in 1910. Deberny

produced the series as outline and fill fonts for two-colour

printing in 18 pt., 24 pt. and 36 pt. sizes. A hollow version,

similar to the outline but with no fill, was available in 10, 12,

18, 24 and 36 points.

The specimen sheet shows only a few words in each size. In most

cases I have followed the design of the letters shown, and I have

added missing letters and a full Adobe Standard character set.

Two pairs of ornaments shown in the specimen sheet are in the [ ]

and { } positions.

French Grotesque was drawn in Fontographer 3.5 on a Windows

computer, and FontLab 2.5 was used extensively in correcting and

refining the font. The Macintosh versions were generated with

Fontographer 4.0.4.

I am releasing this font as shareware and asking for a

registration fee of $15 (Canadian dollars for Canadian users;

U.S. dollars or the equivalent of US$15 in local currency for

users outside Canada).

Registered users will receive a receipt and notice of any new

versions or fonts that I release. For Canadian users, the price

includes GST and, in Quebec, QST.

This font may not be sold or modified without my written consent.

French Grotesque may not be distributed without this text file.

Please send your registration fee in the form of a Canadian

cheque or an international money order, with your name and return

address, to:

Jonathan Paterson

3534 de Lorimier

Montreal, Quebec

Canada H2K 3X6


E-Mail: [email protected]

To avoid loss of quality, please do not convert this font to other
formats without checking with me first. My fonts are currently
available in four formats (PostScript and TrueType for both
Macintosh and Windows) and have been tested in all four formats.
If you have received the wrong version, please download the version
you need from:

Jonathan Paterson
[email protected]

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