Isabella Font Copies Hand of the Isabella Breviary

John Stracke has announced the publication of the Isabella Font based on the calligraphic hand of Isabella of Castille from around 1497. A downloadable version of a new font is now available online. Designed to look like a calligraphic hand, the font has been released under the GNU General Public License (GPL) and has the Latin Extended Additional range. To download the Isabella Font, visit the website.

GPL is the Open Source license used in Linux and many other Open Source programs. It allows anyone to freely copy and distribute the work, so long as they also openly release any improvements that they make to the product. Details of the GPL can be found at http://www.gnu.org/ . In practical terms, GPL licensing means that you can legally download the Isabella font, install it on as many computers as you wish, and share it with your friends for free.