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PostPosted: Fri 28 Oct 2011 10:29 pm 
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Hey all,

I'm looking for a font similar to the old "Nuachló," which apparently has been discontinued.

Basically, I need a font that looks "Irish-y," but that is easy for non-Irish speakers to read (these are for posters advertising the "A Gaelic Christmas" concert series here in California). The trouble with all the newer fonts from Gaelchló is that they use the older forms of "r," "s" and "g," which are all but impossible for people unfamiliar with this style to interpret. Other "Celtic" fonts I'm finding on-line tend to be too ornate for poster work. Nuachló was just perfect!

I have it on my computer, but I'm not the one designing the fliers and posters this year.

Any thoughts?

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PostPosted: Sat 29 Oct 2011 2:03 am 
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Actually, I think you'll find only the fonts with Ársa in their titles use the long r's and s's. Bunchló Ársa GC has them as the default, but Bunchló GC uses the regular s and a small majuscule r.

You should be able to test that at David's (wdsci's) site:

TextWriter: http://www.ellipsix.net/textwriter/render.html

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PostPosted: Sat 29 Oct 2011 9:53 am 
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Redwolf wrote:
I have it on my computer, but I'm not the one designing the fliers and posters this year.

It seems that Vincent doesn’t have a problem with his fonts being passed around, as long as they’re not altered and are passed on in the original form. Whether or not this applies to fonts he has withdrawn (apparently to make updated versions available, though in the case of Nuachló, this didn’t happen) is hard to tell.

But if I were you, I would simply give the font to the person who’s designing the posters this year, if that’s an option.




(Also, I didn’t know fonts were planty enough to be able to wither. ;))

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PostPosted: Sat 29 Oct 2011 10:10 am 
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kokoshneta wrote:
(Also, I didn’t know fonts were planty enough to be able to wither. ;))

Her friend still wants to use them with 'er art, thou'. :winkgrin:

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PostPosted: Sat 29 Oct 2011 10:31 am 
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Breandán wrote:
Her friend still wants to use them with 'er art, thou'. :winkgrin:

:rofl:

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PostPosted: Sat 29 Oct 2011 5:06 pm 
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Caught in a bad pun! :darklaugh:

Seriously, though, I'm not sure how to give the font to her. Can I just copy it from my fonts folder to a thumb drive?

It may or may not work with the design she's using, but I think it has a better chance than most of the "Celtic" font choices out there.

Redwolf


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PostPosted: Sat 29 Oct 2011 5:12 pm 
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Yes, you should be able to just copy the .ttf file.

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