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About This Font
American Scribe simulates the penmanship of Timothy Matlack, generally agreed to be the scribe of the famous, engrossed copy of the Declaration of Independence (written, of course, by Thomas Jefferson). Matlack -- whose clear, compact script is perhaps the most familiar handwriting in America -- was an interesting man: an American patriot and former Quaker, kicked out of the church for fighting in the Revolution; he also sat as prosecutor at the court martial of Benedict Arnold. Before penning the Declaration, he copied a number of documents for General George Washington. He lived well into his 90s. American Scribe seeks to replicate Matlack's matchless script in a digital typeface. The full character set includes several alternate letterforms and common (English) words. Additional features in the OpenType release include numerous additional ligatures, standard and contextual alternates, lining and old-style figures, and complete Central/Eastern European alphabets.
About Three Islands Press
Three Islands Press (3IP) is a small independent type foundry in Rockport, Maine, specializing in authentic-looking old penmanship, antique map fonts, and vintage text-type simulations. Owner and resident type designer, Brian Willson, laments the disappearance of handwriting and wonders how we'll communicate beyond shouting distance if ever the grid goes down.
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1.The Licensee may install and use The Software on up to five (5) CPUs (e.g., computers) at one location; installation on more than five such devices, or in more than one location, will require an additional license fee or fees.

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