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Historical Scripts - Foundational

Foundational was devised by Edward Johnston (1872-1944) based on his studies of 9th and 10th Century manuscripts - in particular the Ramsey Psalter - which is a Carolingian script.

The style is regular and based on the round "o". Generally this is the first hand learnt by calligraphy students due to its consistency. The lower case alphabet is generally used with Roman Capitals.

It is used mostly for formal or serious texts.