This Single Typeface pack contains the
Roman Cursive font.
The full character set can be accessed in any Windows or
Macintosh application, but extra functionality is
available with OpenType/AAT enabled applications. See advanced type for full
Some of the extra historical characters
Standard Ligatures, Historical Forms, Historical
Ligatures, Latin Abbreviations (general), Latin
Abbreviations (specific), Latin runes, Alternative Letter
Forms, Mathematical Symbols, Glyph Variants.
Feature Key | Advanced
Roman Cursive refers to the type of writing made by using
a stylus, chalk or charcoal to create cursive letter
forms, as opposed to the formal inscriptional Square
Capitals written or carved with a brush or chisel. The
earliest examples come from graffiti in Pompeii and
Herculaneum in the 1st Century AD, and on wooden tablets
(Vindolanda, Britain) and pot sherds (Mons Claudanius,
Egypt) from the 2nd Century. This early cursive writing
represented the ordinary, general purpose hand used by
Romans for at least the first three centuries AD (and
maybe before then).