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Four Free Lucinda Calligraphy Fonts

written by: Thursday Bram•edited by: Daniel P. McGoldrick•updated: 6/30/2009

Lucinda Calligraphy is a popular font for desktop publishing projects: it can offer an extra element of elegance for projects such as invitations or certificates. But if you don't have a copy of Lucinda Calligraphy — or you want something just a little different — these free fonts provide options.

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    Gabrielle

    Gabrielle
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    Gabrielle

    The Gabrielle font is elegant, yet very legible. Even if you need to set lengthy pieces of text in this typeface, your readers will be able to easily understand your message — not necessarily a given with many calligraphy fonts. The font is complete, making it easy to set even unusual text, like accented names. It has not only the standard upper and lower case letters and numbers, but a full set of punctuation marks and even a full set of accented letters. Each character is inscribed: it would not be difficult to imagine a calligrapher writing out each letter.

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    Heather

    Heather
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    Heather

    If you need a slightly more modern calligraphy typeface — one of the greatest benefits of Lucinda Calligraphy — Heather is an ideal option. The character set is limited, having only a partial symbol set. However, this typeface has the appropriate characters for such purposes as highlighting the most important information on an invitation. The characters are designed so that almost every letter pair seems to have a ligature, or a connection of the type most commonly seen in cursive writing.

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    Francisco Lucas

    Francisco Lucas
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    Francisco Lucas

    You'll find that the Francisco Lucas typeface actually comprises two fonts — it offers two versions of each character. The font has a full character set, giving you a wide variety of letters to experiment with and find the perfect combination for your project. The calligraphic style of this font is a little more old-fashioned than Lucinda Calligraphy offers but still has the aesthetic appeal and legibility of that font.

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    Lyonesse

    Lyonesse
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    Lyonesse

    A more angular calligraphy font than Lucinda Calligraphy, Lyonesse offers a solid match for many serif fonts that you might use in your desktop publishing projects. Even standard options, like Times New Roman, pairs well with this typeface. This font is useful for headlines and accenting text; however, since the font offers only letters (both upper and lower case) and some punctuation marks, it isn't practical for larger passages of text.

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    More Lucinda Calligraphy Fonts

    You can purchase Lucinda Calligraphy through many font retail sites, along with the full family of Lucinda fonts. Additionally, it comes free with certain desktop publishing software packages. You can also browse through free calligraphy fonts at sites such as Dafont, which devotes an entire category to calligraphy. Those fonts can be downloaded at no cost.