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How to Start Using the Nashville Font
There's a certain style of block letters that have become the standard for the Old West. Nashville is typical of these typefaces, using block letters with heavy serifs. However, this font takes it a step further by adding a worn finish to the letters, giving it more character. The font is limited to letters and numerals, but it is easy to read — it can be a good choice for signage or titles.
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How to Start Using the Drift Type Font
Going for an informal look? Drift Type mimics nailed-together letters, just like you might see in a town in the Old West. Ideal for title or accent text, this typeface has a complete set of capital letters, although the style of the characters means that it does not include lower case letters. It does not include numbers, however, and offers only the most basic punctuation marks (a dash, a period, a comma, a question mark and an exclamation mark). There are no other symbols or accented characters in this typeface.
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How to Start Using the Rustler Font
Rustler uses the typical style of a Western font, but incorporates an uneven baseline to get a hand-lettered appearance. The style is fun, and the font is actually available in two different versions: the first is solid black, while the second has an added white line to create a fun feeling. Both versions are useful for accent text or even creating signs or headlines. They have a full set of letters and numerals, as well as punctuation marks.
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How to Start Using the Woodcut Font
With an elegant style not always seen in Western fonts, Woodcut will catch eyes anywhere you use it. The typeface mimics an engraved font, using shadows to create an illusion of depth. The letters of the font are all capitals, but the lower case letters are, in fact, smaller than their upper case counterparts. The font also includes numbers as well as some symbols. It is not a complete font, but it doesn't need to be: setting a full paragraph of text in this font would be overwhelming.
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Finding More Western Fonts
There are a wide variety of fonts that could be categorized as part of the Wild West. While they all have similar features, like a tendency towards block letters, the differences can be important as you put together a desktop publishing project. If these fonts aren't quite right, you can find more free Western fonts on directories such as Dafont.