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Hi! any ideas on this one please guys?.. There's an italic I'm having trouble with too.
Many thanks, James.
THE is Chopin Script, AKA Polonaise
Even if some letters differ, Chopin Script is considered by many people here as a rip-off of Polonaise by Phil Martin. See here for previous discussions on this topic.
EDIT: text edited after Herb's post. Was "Chopin Script is a well-known rip-off of Polonaise". Thanks Herb for the precision, was too hasty to conclude.
It depends on what one considers a rip-off vs. legitimate revivals. While Phil Martin designed Polonaise as photo lettering in the early 1970's , there is a Type Revivals digitization named Chopin Script TR with an internal creation date of 1992. The earliest digitization named Polonaise I can find is URW's from 1999.
AFAIK, Claude Pelletier's Chopin Script (1999?) is based on the original printed design.
I know that the 1992 date is accurate, because Soft Horizons/Vertisoft cloned the TR version as ChaseCallas in 1993.
If it's Phil Martin that was ripped off, who's to say that the digitized Polonaise is any less a rip-off than Chopin? Unless somebody KNOWS whether he gave permission, sold rights, or has an interest in any of these.
Chopin! Right. I'll look into that. Thanks!
Thank you, Ryuk.